World Wheelchair Rugby Championships

Last updated
World Wheelchair Rugby Championships
Sport Wheelchair rugby
Founded 1995
Country IWRF members
Continent IWRF (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (1st title)
Most titlesFlag of the United States.svg  United States (4 titles)

World Wheelchair Rugby Championships is an international wheelchair rugby competition contested by the national teams of the members of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF), the sport's global governing body.

Wheelchair rugby ballgame

Wheelchair rugby is a team sport for athletes with a disability. It is practised in over twenty-five countries around the world and is a summer Paralympic sport.

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is the international governing body for the sport of wheelchair rugby.

Contents

The first Wheelchair Rugby World Championships was held in Notwil, Switzerland in 1995. [1]

Results

Summaries

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

YearHost (final location)Gold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
1995 Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (Nottwil)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
41–36Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
41–28Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
1998 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (Toronto)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
31–28
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
44–35Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2002 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (Gothenburg)Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
25–24
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
45–38Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
Belgium
2006 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand (Christchurch)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
34–30Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
23–19Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain
2010 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada (Vancouver)Flag of the United States.svg
United States
57–45Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
53–47Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2014 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark (Odense)Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
67-56
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
62-56Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2018 Flag of Australia.svg  Australia (Sydney)Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
62-61
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
47-36Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Great Britain

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 4116
2Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 1225
3Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 1214
4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1012
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0213
Totals (5 nations)77620


Participating nations

Team Flag of Switzerland.svg
1995
Flag of Canada.svg
1998
Flag of Sweden.svg
2002
Flag of New Zealand.svg
2006
Flag of Canada.svg
2010
Flag of Denmark.svg
2014
Flag of Australia.svg
2018
Total
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 12th--1
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 5th5th3rd6th2nd1st2nd7
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 11th12th--2
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 8th4th8th7th12th-5
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2nd3rd1st3rd5th2nd6th7
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 10th1
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 12th6th7th3
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 12th11th10th3
Flag of France.svg  France --9th5th2
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6th9th7th10th11th5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 4th7th5th4th6th5th4th7
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 12th1
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 8th5th3rd4th1st5
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 7th9th10th10th--4
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3rd2nd6th2nd9th8th11th7
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 8th-9th2
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6th4th7th9th4th7th8th7
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 8th10th11th11th--4
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1st1st2nd1st1st3rd3rd7

See also

The IWRF Americas Championship or IWRF Americas Zone Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the Americas wheelchair rugby championships that take place every two years between national teams of the Americas zone. The Americas Championship is a qualifying tournament for the IWRF World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

The IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship or IWRF Asia-Oceania Zone Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the Asian-Oceanian wheelchair rugby championships that take place every two years between national teams of the continents. The Asia-Oceania Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IWRF World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

The IWRF European Championship or IWRF European Zone Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the European wheelchair rugby championships that take place every two years between national teams of the continents. The European Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IWRF World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

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References

  1. Wheelchair rugby info, Official site of the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships
  2. 1st Wheelchair Rugby World Championships (ISMWSF), Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA)
  3. 1998 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA), Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
  4. 3rd IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA)
  5. 4th IWRF World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA)
  6. Results, Official site of the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships
  7. Australia lose World Championship final, Australian Paralympic Committee, September 27, 2010
  8. "Results". 2014 IWRF World Championship Wewbsite. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  9. "Results". 2018 IWRF World Wheelchair Rugby Championships website. Retrieved 11 August 2018.