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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 10 World Championships to date, with the last taking place in Stoke Mandeville, England in 2015, which saw a turnout of 232 athletes from 35 countries competing in 22 medal events.

The next edition takes place in August 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

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

The sport will make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.