Badminton at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

Badminton at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, was played at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (renamed to Yoyogi National Stadium for the Games) from 1 to 5 September 2021. There were a total of fourteen events taking place: seven male events (six singles, one doubles), six female events (four singles, two doubles) and one mixed doubles event.[1]

Badminton
at the XVI Paralympic Games
Badminton, Tokyo 2020 (Paralympics).svg
Badminton pictogram of the
2020 Summer Paralympics
VenueYoyogi National Gymnasium
Dates1–5 September 2021
Competitors90 from 28 nations

The 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They kept the 2020 name and were held from 24 August to 5 September 2021.[2][3]

ClassificationEdit

There were six different classes in the competition.[4]

Class Description
WH1 Athletes who have impairment in both lower limbs and trunk and/or have high spinal cord injuries. They may also have impaired hand function which could impact the ability to manoeuvre in their wheelchair. Their playing style is by holding their wheelchair with one hand while the other hand is moving the racquet; they will push or pull themselves to a neutral wheelchair sitting position after the stroke.
WH2 Similar to WH1 athletes, WH2 athletes have one or more impairments in their lower limbs, one or more loss of legs (above the knee) and would have minimal or no trunk impairment and/or lower . They would move their wheelchairs quicker than WH1 athletes and they will hold onto their wheels less to maintain their balance.
SL3 Athletes would have impairment in one or both lower limbs and have poor walking/running balance: to reduce their impairment, they would often compete on half-court (lengthwise). These athletes would have cerebral palsy, bilateral polio or loss of both legs below the knee.
SL4 Athletes would run faster and have better balance than athletes who are in the SL3 class, they would have an impairment in one or both lower limbs, unilateral polio or mild cerebral palsy. These athletes would play on full-court.
SU5 Unlike the SL3 and SL4 sport classes, SU5 have impairments in their upper limbs such as a missing thumb which restricts grip and power of the stroke or loss of an arm due to amputation or nerve damage. Also, athletes may have a severe impairment to their non-playing arm which can affect balance movements, trunk rotation and ability to serve.
SH6 Athletes who have achondroplasia and short stature.

QualificationEdit

ScheduleEdit

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals F Finals
Events Dates
Wed
1 Sep
Thu
2 Sep
Fri
3 Sep
Sat
4 Sep
Sun
5 Sep
Men's singles WH1 G G G ¼ ½ F
Men's singles WH2 G G ¼ ½ F
Men's singles SL3 G G G ½ F
Men's singles SL4 G G ½ F
Men's singles SU5 G G G ½ F
Men's singles SH6 G G ½ F
Women's singles WH1 G G ¼ ½ F
Women's singles WH2 G G G ¼ ½ F
Women's singles SL4 G G ½ F
Women's singles SU5 G G G ¼ ½ F
Men's doubles WH1–WH2 G G ½ F
Women's doubles WH1–WH2 G G ½ F
Women's doubles SL3–SU5 G G ½ F
Mixed doubles SL3–SU5 G G G ½ F

Participating nationsEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China53210
2  Japan*3159
3  Indonesia2226
4  India2114
5  France1102
6  Malaysia1001
7  South Korea0314
8  Great Britain0112
  Hong Kong0112
  Thailand0112
Totals (10 NPCs)14141442

MedalistsEdit

Singles eventsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles WH1
details
Qu Zimo
  China
Lee Sam-seop
  South Korea
Lee Dong-seop
  South Korea
WH2
details
Daiki Kajiwara
  Japan
Kim Jung-jun
  South Korea
Chan Ho Yuen
  Hong Kong
SL3
details
Pramod Bhagat
  India
Daniel Bethell
  Great Britain
Manoj Sarkar
  India
SL4
details
Lucas Mazur
  France
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj
  India
Fredy Setiawan
  Indonesia
SU5
details
Cheah Liek Hou
  Malaysia
Dheva Anrimusthi
  Indonesia
Suryo Nugroho
  Indonesia
SH6
details
Krishna Nagar
  India
Chu Man Kai
  Hong Kong
Krysten Coombs
  Great Britain
Women's singles WH1
details
Sarina Satomi
  Japan
Sujirat Pookkham
  Thailand
Yin Menglu
  China
WH2
details
Liu Yutong
  China
Xu Tingting
  China
Yuma Yamazaki
  Japan
SL4
details
Cheng Hefang
  China
Leani Ratri Oktila
  Indonesia
Ma Huihui
  China
SU5
details
Yang Qiuxia
  China
Ayako Suzuki
  Japan
Akiko Sugino
  Japan

Doubles eventsEdit

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Men's doubles WH1–WH2
details
  China
Mai Jianpeng
Qu Zimo
  South Korea
Kim Jung-jun
Lee Dong-seop
  Japan
Daiki Kajiwara
Hiroshi Murayama
Women's doubles WH1–WH2
details
  Japan
Sarina Satomi
Yuma Yamazaki
  China
Liu Yutong
Yin Menglu
  Thailand
Sujirat Pookkham
Amnouy Wetwithan
SL3–SU5
details
  Indonesia
Leani Ratri Oktila
Khalimatus Sadiyah
  China
Cheng Hefang
Ma Huihui
  Japan
Noriko Ito
Ayako Suzuki
Mixed doubles SL3–SU5
details
  Indonesia
Hary Susanto
Leani Ratri Oktila
  France
Lucas Mazur
Faustine Noël
  Japan
Daisuke Fujihara
Akiko Sugino

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 Summer Paralympics Qualification Guide" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympic.org (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021". BBC Sport. 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Para Badminton Classification". www.paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2021.

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