Para badminton will be an official sport for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, however it has been competed internationally since the 1990’s. The last World Championship took place in Stoke Mandeville, England in 2015 with a turnout of 232 Para athletes from 35 different countries, competing in 22 medal events.
As in badminton, Para badminton athletes compete in both men’s and women’s singles as well as men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. Para athletes compete in six different classifications to ensure fairness in competition.
For more information on Para badminton visit the Badminton World Federation.