These are the 6 Classifications for Para-Badminton:

Wheelchair WH 1 Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk
WH 2 Multiple Sclerosis
Standing SL 3 Single Above Knee Amputation
Double Below Knee Amputation
Cerebal Palsy
SL 4 Single Below Knee Amputation
Cerebal Palsy
Hip Dysplasia
SU 5 Upper Limb Amputation
Upper Limb impairment – e.g. brachial plexus injury
Short Stature SH 6 Short Stature/Dwarf Condition – e.g. achondraplasia

Eligible Disabilities

The eight impairment types eligible in BWF Para-Badminton are:

  1. Hypertonia: Health conditions which cause hypertonia include, but are not limited to Cerebral Palsy(CP), stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis.
  2. Ataxia: Health conditions which cause ataxia include, but are not limited to CP, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Friedreichs ataxia and spinocerebellar ataxia.
  3. Athetosis: Health conditions which cause athetosis include, but are not limited to chorea and CP.
  4. Loss of limb or limb deficiency such as results from trauma-related amputation or congenital limb deficiency like dysmelia.
  5. Impaired range of movement: Health conditions which cause impaired range of movement include, but are not limited to arthrogryposis and ankylosis and trauma-related arthrodesis.
  6. Impaired muscle power such as results from spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, brachial plexus injury, spina bifida, post-polio or Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  7. Limb-length difference such as results from congenital dysgenes is or trauma.
  8. Short stature: Health conditions which cause short stature include, but are not limited to, achondroplasia, spondophysealplasia.