The NSDF Royal Cliff Beach BWF Para-Badminton World Championships 2024 is set to be held at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall in Pattaya, Chonburi province. This event is being arranged by the Sports Association for the Disabled of Thailand and the Badminton Association of Thailand.
This tournament represents the final chance for athletes to accrue qualification points for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. An estimated 380 para-badminton players from 55 countries, alongside about 140 coaches, are anticipated to participate. Additionally, approximately 200 tournament management officials, organizers, and committee members will be involved in orchestrating the event.
Only para-badminton athletes ranked 1-32 in the world’s accumulated points table are eligible to compete in this tournament. The champions in each class can earn up to 13,000 points. Following the conclusion of the tournament, the World Badminton Federation will unveil the list of players who have qualified for the Paris games on March 1.
The Thai Para-badminton national team is expected to secure a spot in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and comprises seven athletes. Notable members include “Poo” Sujirat Pookkham, class WH1, who secured a silver and a bronze at the 2021 Paralympics in Japan, as well as “Kaen” Amnouy Vejvithan, class WH2, who won a bronze at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Japan.
Fifteen years ago, Thailand hosted the Para Badminton World Championships at the Thai-Japanese Stadium, marking the initiative to develop badminton for individuals with disabilities. Since then, the organization of international competitions has evolved to adhere to established standards.
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