Tokyo 2020 Para-Badminton

90 Athletes - 14 Medal Events

Tokyo 2020 Para-Badminton

90 Athletes - 14 Medal Events

Towards Tokyo 2020

Badminton has been allocated 90 athlete slots across 14 medal events for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The 14 medal events for badminton offer opportunities for wheelchair players (6 medal events), standing players (7 medal events) and short stature players (1 medal event for men) to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Badminton Programme for Tokyo 2020 has singles, doubles and mixed doubles play with an emphasis on singles (10 medal events) to ensure a wider range of National Paralympic Committees who could qualify athletes for badminton at the Games.

Men’s Medal Events

  • Singles – WH 1
  • Singles – WH 2
  • Singles – SL 3
  • Singles – SL 4
  • Singles – SU 5
  • Singles – SS 6
  • Doubles WH

Women’s Medal Events

  • Singles – WH 1
  • Singles – WH 2
  • Singles – SL 4
  • Singles – SU 5
  • Doubles WH
  • Doubles – SL/SU

Mixed Event

  • Mixed Doubles – SL/SU

The qualification system for badminton for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be finalised from September to November 2017 and this will give the details on exactly how players can qualify for badminton at the Games. The IPC will publish the Qualification Guide in January 2018.

Medal Events – Qualification for Tokyo 2020

Following the evaluation of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the IPC and BWF  followed the process  below to determine the medal events for badminton.

  • 10 February 2017 – BWF makes a first proposal to the IPC
  • March – May 2017 – the proposal is discussed and modified
  • June / July 2017 – the programme for badminton is finalised – IPC / BWF
  • July / August – IPC finalises the Sports Programme – 22 sports
  • 4 September 2017 – IPC announces the Sports Programme for Tokyo 2020
  • September – November 2017 – BWF finalises the Qualification System
  • 1 January 2018 – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Qualification Guide published

 

Events and Qualification

The BWF Para-Badminton World Championships usually has around 22 medal events however BWF has consistently communicated that not all events will be in the  proposal to the IPC for Tokyo 2020. There is a limited number of places for each sport and a limited number of medal events.

The two new sports for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games had 60 athletes each (30 men and 30 women). BWF analysed the strength and depth of each Sport Class in para-badminton. The proposal submitted to the IPC was realistic and this focused on excellence, high performance, universality and gender equality.

The main principles to determine medal events for Tokyo 2020 were:

  1. Essence of badminton – showcasing our sport – singles / doubles / mixed doubles play
  2. Showcase excellence – this is about world class performances / high performance
  3. High entertainment value –  the most entertaining for spectators / broadcast
  4. Universality – ensuring diversity – impairment classes / regions of the world
  5. Equality  – has equal numbers of men / women competing in para-badminton

 

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Sports

The 22 sports for Tokyo 2020 are: athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, cycling, canoe, equestrian, football 5-a-side, goalball, judo, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

 

IPC Announcements – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

October 2014 – IPC announced the first 16 sports – badminton is included

January 2015 –  IPC announced the sports for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

September 2017 – IPC announces the Sports Programme

 

 

Contact

Syahmi Sabron – s.sabron@bwfbadminton.org