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.

There have been 12 World Championships to date, with the last taking place in Basel, Switzerland, in 2019 that saw  240 athletes from 49 nations. 

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

The sport make its Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.

Source of information credit: International Paralympic Committee
Source of photo credit: Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled