Olympic Games

Doubles to Replace Team Events at Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) confirmed the events programme for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, including table tennis format and quotas.

The splendid scene at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Photo: Rémy Gros)

by Pablo Perez, ITTF Head of Para Table Tennis

The IPC announced that men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles will replace men’s and women’s team events at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

The category for pairs in doubles competitions will be determined with a maximum number obtained by adding the class numbers of the two players. There will be four classes in each of the men’s and women’s doubles competitions, and two for mixed doubles.

Men’s Doubles

Class MW4: Wheelchair (classes adding to maximum 4)

Class MW8: Wheelchair (classes adding to maximum 8)

Class MS14: Standing (classes adding to maximum 14)

Class MS18: Standing (classes adding to maximum 18)

Women’s Doubles

Class WW5: Wheelchair (classes adding to maximum 5)

Class WW10: Wheelchair (classes adding to maximum 10)

Class WS14: Standing (classes adding to maximum 14)

Class WS20: Standing (classes adding to maximum 20)

Mixed Doubles

Class XW7: Wheelchair (classes adding to maximum 7)

Class XS17: Standing (classes adding to maximum 17)

Although this system is new for table tennis, it is commonly used for other sports.

Class 11, for players with intellectual impairment, is not included in the doubles events.

Introducing three doubles events in both standing and wheelchair categories provides a wide range of class combinations, resulting in even more exciting and unpredicted outcomes.

Moreover, the different class combinations are designed to protect lower classes, players with a greater disability and give middle classes more flexibility (class 3 and class 8).

Singles events were also confirmed.

Men’s Singles

Class 1 (Wheelchair)

Class 2 (Wheelchair)

Class 3 (Wheelchair)

Class 4 (Wheelchair)

Class 5 (Wheelchair)

Class 6 (Standing)

Class 7 (Standing)

Class 8 (Standing)

Class 9 (Standing)

Class 10 (Standing)

Class 11 (Intellectual Impairment)

Women’s Singles

Classes 1/2 (Wheelchair)

Class 3 (Wheelchair)

Class 4 (Wheelchair)

Class 5 (Wheelchair)

Class 6 (Standing)

Class 7 (Standing)

Class 8 (Standing)

Class 9 (Standing)

Class 10 (Standing)

Class 11 (Intellectual Impairment)

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will see 280 table tennis athletes compete in 31 medals events. They will open on 28 August 2024.

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