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Para Badminton Classification

Official Para-Badminton Classifications (Impairment Groupings) 

Para-Badminton, like other para-sports, uses a classification system to ensure that players with a similar level of impairment compete against each other. 

The Badminton World Federation recognizes six classification groups, as listed below:

Physical Disability Classifications
GroupClassification NameTypical Examples of Impairment Types
WheelchairWH1Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk
Multiple Sclerosis
WH2Spinal Injury causing lower impairment to upper limbs/trunk
Spina Bifida
Above knee amputation necessitating use of a wheelchair
StandingSL3Single Above Knee amputation
Double Below Knee amputation
Cerebral Palsy
SL4Single Below Knee amputation
Cerebral Palsy
Hip dysplasia
Leg length difference (of minimum 7cm)
SU5Upper limb amputation
Upper limb impairment – e.g brachial plexus injury
Short StatureSS6Short Stature/dwarf condition – e.g. achondraplasia

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