CLASSIFICATIONS

These are the 6 Classifications for Para-Badminton:

 

 GROUP  CLASSIFICATION NAME   TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF IMPAIRMENT TYPES 
 Wheelchair  WH 1  Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk 
 Scoliosis
 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
 Leg length difference (of min 7cm)
 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.