Badminton, which is known as a sport
for all, made its first Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 and will also be
on the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games programme.
The Badminton World Federation (BWF)
is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the world governing body for
This sport has been a regular fixture
since 2010 in Iran, and the first local competition was delivered in the same year.
Team Iran made its first international appearance in 2012 in South Korea, and
now has 18 active provincial clubs across the country.
badminton Sport Classes / Events
As in badminton, Para badminton athletes compete in men’s and
women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
classified into “Sport Classes” to ensure fairness in competition. In
Para badminton there are six Sport Classes.
1 WH 1
Players in this class requires a wheelchair to play
badminton. Players in this Sport Class usually have impairment in both lower
limbs and trunk function.
2 WH 2
A player in this class could have impairment in one or both
lower limbs and minimal or no impairment of the trunk. Players are required to
play on a wheelchair in this class.
Lower SL 3
class a player must play standing. The player could have impairment in one or
both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.
Lower SL 4
A second standing class where the player has a lesser
impairment compared to Sport Class SL 3. The player could have impairment in
one or both lower limbs and minimal impairment in walking/running balance.
Upper SU 5
The player in this class has impairment of the upper limbs. The impairment could be on the
playing or non-playing hand.
Stature SH 6
players who have a short stature due to a genetic condition often referred to
Watch the introduction to Para Badminton on Paralympic TV.
Badminton in BWF
Para Badminton in IPC website