Monday, 22 Jul 2024

BWF News – A Historic Achievement for Para-Badminton at the Paralympic Games

The inclusion of Para-Badminton in the 2020 Paralympic Games is being hailed as a tremendous achievement by Richard Perot, the Chair of BWF’s Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission. Perot recognizes the significance of this milestone and the responsibility it brings.

Para-Badminton’s acceptance into the Paralympic family is a testament to the hard work and dedication of individuals involved in its development worldwide. The Badminton World Federation and the Commission, in particular, have played a vital role in this accomplishment.

This decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has evoked strong emotions in the Para-Badminton community. Perot describes it as a dream come true for athletes who have long aspired to compete on the global stage. The journey to Tokyo 2020 represents an opportunity for para-badminton players to showcase their skills and inspire audiences worldwide.

As the athletes’ representative, Perot acknowledges the weight of responsibility that comes with this achievement. The BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission, elected in November 2020, serves as the voice of para-badminton athletes within the BWF. Their role includes gathering players’ feedback and communicating it to the Para-Badminton Commission, which assesses the technical aspects of the sport and makes recommendations to the BWF Council.

The IPC’s inclusion of badminton as one of the first 16 sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is a testament to the strength of the application submitted by the Badminton World Federation. President Sir Philip Craven expressed his congratulations to the BWF for their compelling submission. The final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports program aims to showcase the best para-sports available.

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The sports approved by the IPC for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games include athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, equestrian, goalball, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.

BWF Para-Badminton Athletes' Commission

FAQs

Q: What is the significance of the inclusion of Para-Badminton in the Paralympic Games?
A: The inclusion of Para-Badminton in the Paralympic Games is a historic achievement that recognizes the sport’s global development and offers para-badminton athletes a platform to showcase their skills at the highest level of para-sports.

Q: What role does the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission play?
A: The BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission represents the voice of para-badminton athletes within the Badminton World Federation. They gather players’ feedback and present it to the Para-Badminton Commission, which focuses on the technical aspects of the sport and makes recommendations to the BWF Council.

Q: Which sports have been approved for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games?
A: The sports approved by the International Paralympic Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games include athletics, archery, badminton, boccia, equestrian, goalball, powerlifting, rowing, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis.

Conclusion

The inclusion of Para-Badminton in the 2020 Paralympic Games is a significant milestone for the sport and its athletes. Through the dedication and hard work of individuals and organizations like the Badminton World Federation and the BWF Para-Badminton Athletes’ Commission, para-badminton players now have the opportunity to compete on the global stage and inspire others with their incredible skills. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will mark the beginning of an exciting chapter in para-badminton history, and we look forward to witnessing the achievements of these exceptional athletes. For more information, visit Carnegiecentre.

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