Para badminton will make its long-awaited Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020 with
Team England players to the fore.
The adaptive sport has been under the BWF banner since 2011 and its sustained growth has seen it added to the Games programme alongside taekwondo.
The disabled and non-disabled games have become increasingly aligned, with the first parallel World Championships taking place in Basel in 2019.
The five disciplines – men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles – are the same as the non-disabled equivalent.
And so is the scoring system, with matches consisting of the best of three sets and each set won by the first player to score 21 points.
English players will vie for medals in six different classifications, grouping athletes for competition by activity limitation resulting from their impairment.
There are two classes for wheelchair athletes (WH1 and WH2), three for standing athletes with limb impairments (SL3, SL4, SU5) and one for athletes of short stature (SH6).