Overview. In September 2017, the International Paralympic Committee announced a programme of 14 Badminton events — seven men’s, six women’s and one mixed — for Tokyo 2020, as the sport makes its Paralympic debut. A total of 90 players (46 men and 44 women) will compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.
Keeping this in view, how do you play Paralympic badminton?
How to PLAY Para-Badminton
- A match consists of the best of 3 games of 21 points.
- A point is scored every time there is a serve.
- The side winning a rally adds a point to its score and serves the next rally.
- At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
Considering this, what is the meaning of Para-Badminton?
Para-badminton is a variant of badminton for athletes with a range of physical disabilities. Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the main governing body for para-badminton starting from June 2011.
What are the badminton rules?
- A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points.
- The player/pair winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20-all, the player/pair which first gains a 2-point lead wins that game.
- At 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point wins that game.
- The player/pair winning a game serves first in the next game.
The badminton court is 13.4m long and 6.1m wide. For singles the court is marked 5.18m wide. The lines marking out the court are easily distinguishable and coloured white or yellow. The lines are 40mm wide.
Para-athletics classification is a system to determine which athletes with disabilities may compete against each other in para-athletics events. Classification is intended to group together athletes with similar levels of physical ability to allow fair competition.
He is also a self-taught badminton player who has represented India in a number of competitions throughout the years. Suhas’ one-legged congenital disability has never been a hindrance in his life.
|P. V. Sindhu