Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

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Wheelchair Basketball World Championship
Sport Wheelchair basketball
Founded 1973
Country IWBF members
Continent IWBF (International)

The IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship is an international wheelchair basketball competition contested by the men's and the women's national teams of the members of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), the sport's global governing body.

Wheelchair basketball basketball played by people in wheelchairs

Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport. These include spina bifida, birth defects, cerebral palsy, paralysis due to accident, amputations, and many other disabilities. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the governing body for this sport. It is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball worldwide. FIBA has recognized IWBF under Article 53 of its General Statutes.

International Wheelchair Basketball Federation

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair basketball. IWBF is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball worldwide. International Basketball Federation has recognized IWBF under Article 53 of its General Statutes.

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The first unofficial Wheelchair Basketball World Championships for men was held in 1973, [1] with Bruges, Belgium being the first host city. The unofficial world championship for men was won by Great Britain, with a team that included Philip Craven, [2] who would later become the President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Bruges, Belgium also hosted the first official World Championships, known as the Gold Cup tournament, in 1975.

Bruges Municipality in Flemish Community, Belgium

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Great Britain island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe

Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

The men's world championships has been won 6 times by the United States, twice each by Australia and Great Britain (one of which being the unofficial Championship in 1973), and once each by Israel, France and Canada. Wheelchair basketball world championships for women have been held since 1990. In the first 6 women's world championships, Canada has won four world titles, and the United States two world titles.

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Israel country in the Middle East

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.

Winners

NumberYearHostMenWomen
11973* Bruges (Belgium)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
21975 Bruges (Belgium)Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
31979 Tampa (United States)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
41983 Halifax (Canada)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
51986 Melbourne (Australia)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
61990 Bruges (Belgium)Flag of France.svg  France
Saint-Étienne (France)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
71994 [3] Edmonton (Canada)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Stoke Mandeville (Great Britain)Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
81998 [3] Sydney (Australia)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
92002 [3] Kitakyushu (Japan)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
102006 [3] Amsterdam (Netherlands)Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
112010 [3] Birmingham (United Kingdom)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Flag of the United States.svg  United States
122014 [4] [5] Incheon (South Korea)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Toronto (Canada)Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
132018 Hamburg (Germany)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

* Unofficial Championship

Results

Summaries

Men

YearHost (final location)Gold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1973*
Details
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (Bruges)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
5037Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
1975
Details
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (Bruges)Flag of Israel.svg
Israel
5047Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
1979
Details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (Tampa)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
6049Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of France.svg
France
1983
Details
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (Halifax)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
8667Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
1986
Details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia (Melbourne)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
6140Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
1990 [6]
Details
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium (Bruges)Flag of France.svg
France
6261Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
1994 [3]
Details
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (Edmonton)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
6753Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
7262Flag of France.svg
France
1998 [3]
Details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia (Sydney)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
6159Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
6356Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
2002 [3]
Details
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (Kitakyushu)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
2006 [3]
Details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (Amsterdam)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
5941Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
8053Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
2010 [3]
Details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (Birmingham)Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
7969Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
7142Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
2014
Details
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (Incheon)Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
6357Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Turkey.svg
Turkey
6863Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2018
Details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (Hamburg)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
7962Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
6857Flag of Iran.svg
Iran

* Unofficial Championship

Women

YearHost (final location)Gold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1990 [6]
Details
Flag of France.svg  France (Saint-Étienne)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
5855Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
-
1994 [3]
Details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (Stoke Mandeville)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
4534Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
3836Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
1998 [3]
Details
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia (Sydney)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
5438Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
4035Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2002 [3]
Details
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (Kitakyushu)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2006 [3]
Details
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands (Amsterdam)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
5850Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
5248Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
2010 [3]
Details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain (Birmingham)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
5553Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
5949Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
2014 [7]
Details
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (Toronto)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
5450Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
7458Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2018
Details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (Hamburg)Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Netherlands
5640Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
4443Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China

Medal table

Men

As of 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 65112
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2215
3Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2024
4Flag of France.svg  France 1315
5Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1146
6Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1001
7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 0224
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0011
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 0011
Totals (9 nations)13131339


Women

As of 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 5027
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2406
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 1012
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 0325
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 0101
6Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 0033
Totals (6 nations)88824


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