BWF MEDIA UPDATE
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Badminton World Federation (BWF) have published the qualification regulations for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
Here’s the summary of the qualification timeline:
- For singles, athletes must have participated in their relevant event at a minimum of three designated qualifying tournaments counting towards the Race to Paris Paralympic Games Singles Ranking List published on 2 April 2024. Exception is made if a player qualifies in doubles or mixed doubles and is required to play singles.
- For doubles, athletes/pairs must have participated in their relevant event with their partner at a minimum of three designated qualifying tournaments counting towards the Race to Paris Paralympic Doubles and Mixed Doubles Ranking list published on 2 April 2024. Exception is made if BWF invites qualified singles players to create a doubles pair.
Para badminton has been given an allocation of 120 athletes (60 male and 60 female) and 16 medal events for the Summer Games in France.
A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) may be allocated a maximum of 10 male and 10 female qualification slots for a maximum total of 20 slots. Exceptions may be granted via the Bipartite Commission Invitation method.
Any qualification slot that is not used by an NPC will be reallocated to the next highest eligible athlete or Doubles pair on the respective Race to Paris Paralympic Ranking List.
The full version of the qualification regulations can be downloaded here.
Badminton events at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will take place from 29 August–2 September at the Porte de La Chapelle Arena.