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.

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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.

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.

Winners

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

* Unofficial Championship

Results

Summaries

Men

YearHost (final location)Gold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1973*
Details
  Belgium (Bruges)
Great Britain
5037
France

Netherlands
1975
Details
  Belgium (Bruges)
Israel
5047
United States

Great Britain
1979
Details
  United States (Tampa)
United States
6049
Netherlands

France
1983
Details
  Canada (Halifax)
United States
8667
France

Sweden
1986
Details
  Australia (Melbourne)
United States
6140
Canada

Netherlands
1990 [6]
Details
  Belgium (Bruges)
France
6261
United States

Canada

Netherlands
1994 [3]
Details
  Canada (Edmonton)
United States
6753
Great Britain

Canada
7262
France
1998 [3]
Details
  Australia (Sydney)
United States
6159
Netherlands

Canada
6356
Australia
2002 [3]
Details
  Japan (Kitakyushu)
United States

Great Britain

Canada

Australia
2006 [3]
Details
  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
5941
United States

Australia
8053
Netherlands
2010 [3]
Details
  Great Britain (Birmingham)
Australia
7969
France

United States
7142
Italy
2014
Details
  South Korea (Incheon)
Australia
6357
United States

Turkey
6863
Spain
2018
Details
  Germany (Hamburg)
Great Britain
7962
United States

Australia
6857
Iran

* Unofficial Championship

Women

YearHost (final location)Gold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1990 [6]
Details
  France (Saint-Étienne)
United States
5855
Germany

Canada
-
1994 [3]
Details
  Great Britain (Stoke Mandeville)
Canada
4534
United States

Australia
3836
Netherlands
1998 [3]
Details
  Australia (Sydney)
Canada
5438
United States

Australia
4035
Japan
2002 [3]
Details
  Japan (Kitakyushu)
Canada

United States

Australia

Japan
2006 [3]
Details
  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
5850
United States

Germany
5248
Australia
2010 [3]
Details
  Great Britain (Birmingham)
United States
5553
Germany

Canada
5949
Australia
2014 [7]
Details
  Canada (Toronto)
Canada
5450
Germany

Netherlands
7458
United States
2018
Details
  Germany (Hamburg)
Netherlands
5640
Great Britain

Germany
4443
China

Medal table

Men

As of 2018

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


Women

As of 2018

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


References

  1. History of the Game Archived April 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ., International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)
  2. Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE, Official website of the Olympic Movement
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 "World Championships - Results". International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. Archived from the original on 2014-07-09.
  4. "2014 Incheon World Wheelchair Basketball Championship > Schedule & Result". 2014 Incheon World Wheelchair Basketball Championship Organizing Committee. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. "2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship - Schedule & Results". Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  6. 1 2 Armand Thiboutot, Philip Craven (1996). The 50th Anniversary of Wheelchair Basketball: A History. Waxmann Verlag. p. 80. ISBN   3830954417.
  7. "Schedule & Results - 2014 WWWBC". Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.