Para badminton has been contested internationally since the 1990s, with the first World Championships taking place in Amersfoort, Netherlands, in 1998. But it was not until 2011 that the sport was brought under the governance of the Badminton World Federation.

Badminton will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020


There have been 12 World Championships to date, with the last taking place in Basel, Switzerland, in 2019 that saw  240 athletes from 49 nations. 

Athletes compete in six different classes, with 63 countries across five regions currently practicing Para badminton.

The sport will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.