What’s My Classification ?
Para Badminton will be showcased at the Paralympics for the first time in 2020, there are six ways in which athletes can be classified. This is a brief overview of the classes within badminton and are in no way legally binding.
WH 1 – A player in a wheelchair with a severe impairment. Players in this sport class usually have impairment in both lower limbs and trunk function.
WH 2 – A player in a wheelchair with a minor impairment. A player in this class may have impairment in one or both lower limbs and minimal or no impairment of the trunk.
SL 3 – A player who can stand with a lower limb impairment that is deemed minor. The players impairment may be to one or both lower limbs and have poor walking/running balance.
SL 4 – A player who can stand with a lower limb impairment that is deemed severe. Players will likely have a lesser impairment to one or both lower limbs meaning impairment to walking/running balance is also lesser when compared to those in the SL 3 class.
SU 5 – A player who can stand with a upper limb impairment
SS 6 – A player who is deemed to be of short stature.
For more information regarding classification please visit the BWF Para Badminton page here – https://corporate.bwfbadminton.com/para-badminton/classification/