Para Badminton will feature for the first time in Tokyo Paralympics Games 2021. Barend Bester represented South Africa at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships which was held in Basel, Switzerland in 2019.
There are six different classes in Para Badminton
- Wheelchair Sport Classes – WH 1 and WH 2
- Standing Sport Classes – SL 3, SL 4 and SU 5
- Short Stature Sport Class – SS 6
Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.
Badminton is a sport for all, an accessible sport for boys and girls, men and women and for people with a physical impairment. Badminton is a sport for everyone. The Badminton World Federation is responsible for regulating, promoting and developing para-badminton globally.
BSA shares the same concept with BWF that is to promote a “one sport – one team” philosophy – badminton and para-badminton together.
To regulate, promote and develop the sport globally. This is achieved through partnerships with the BCA, BWF, SASCOC, National Paralympic Committees and organisations who support sport for people with a physical impairment.
For further information on Para badminton please visit BWF Corporate website.
There are different types of organisations that organize and regulate Para badminton at a national level. These are:
- BWF member organisations
- National Paralympic Committees
- National Organisations of Sports for the Disabled