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
Para Badminton has been contested internationally since the 1990s, with the first World Championships taking place in Amersfoort, Netherlands, in 1998. But it was not until 2011 that the sport was brought under the governance of the Badminton World Federation.
The sport will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
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 including:
(Wheelchair/ severe impairment)
(Standing/lower limb impairment/severe)
(Standing/ lower limb impairment/minor)
(Standing/upper limb impairment)
Impaired muscle power, Athetosis, Impaired
passive range of movement, Hypertonia, Limb deficiency, Ataxia, Leg length
difference, Short stature.
Iran Para Badminton
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.
Watch the introduction to Para Badminton on Paralympic Sports A-Z: Para Badminton
Badminton in BWF
Para Badminton in IPC website