Two Kiwis compete at the Para Badminton World Championships – here’s how to watch
When are the 2022 Para Badminton World Championships?
The 2022 HULIC Daihatsu BWF Para Badminton World Championships take place from 1st to 6th November.
The event takes place in the Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.
Is New Zealand competing at the 2022 Para Badminton World Championships?
Two New Zealanders will compete in the 2022 Para Badminton World Championships.
|Thomas Slade||SU5||SU5 Men’s Singles|
|Carrie Wilson||SL4||SL4 Women’s Singles|
How can I watch the 2022 Para Badminton World Championships?
Where to watch
- Group Stages will be shown on Japan Para Badminton Federation YouTube.
- Finals will be livestreamed on BWF TV.
When do they compete?
- The draw will be published on Oct 30th
- The schedule (from 1st Nov) is published on Oct 31st
- To get the most update to date information, see Tournament Software.
How can I find out more?
- Follow Badminton New Zealand Facebook and Badminton New Zealand Instagram – for updates, and behind-the-scenes content.
- Results available via: Tournament Software.
Meet the Kiwis competing at the 2022 Para Badminton World Championships
- Canterbury based
- Previous 2020 Oceania SL4 Women’s Singles champion, and current 2022 Oceania SL3-SU5 Mixed Doubles champion
- World Champs debut
- SL4 Classification – Carrie suffered a prolapsed disc injury to L4/L5 which led to paralysis below her right knee. Carrie wears a brace to aid in her mobility.
- Day Job: Relief Teacher
- Wellington based
- Previous 2020 Oceania SU5 Men’s Singles champion
- World Champs debut
- SU5 Classification – Thomas was born without a left hand
- Thomas is a full time PHD student at Massey University, and part time photography lecturer
What do the classifications in Para badminton mean?
- SL4 is for players who have a lower limb impairment. In this classification, players compete on a full court.
- SU5 is for players who have an upper limb impairment. In this classification, players compete on a full court, and do not wear arm prosthetics when on-court.
- SL3 – SU5 Mixed Doubles – within this event, a male-female combination of players; where their classification number < 8 (ie SL3 + SU5 or SL4 + SL4 are permittable combinations).