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Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

Wheelchair Basketball World Championship
SportWheelchair basketball
Founded1973
CountryIWBF members
ContinentIWBF (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.

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

Number Year Host Men Women
1 1973* Bruges (Belgium)  Great Britain
2 1975 Bruges (Belgium)  Israel
3 1979 Tampa (United States)  United States
4 1983 Halifax (Canada)  United States
5 1986 Melbourne (Australia)  United States
6 1990 Bruges (Belgium)  France
Saint-Étienne (France)  United States
7 1994[3] Edmonton (Canada)  United States
Stoke Mandeville (Great Britain)  Canada
8 1998[3] Sydney (Australia)  United States  Canada
9 2002[3] Kitakyushu (Japan)  United States  Canada
10 2006[3] Amsterdam (Netherlands)  Canada  Canada
11 2010[3] Birmingham (United Kingdom)  Australia  United States
12 2014 [4][5] Incheon (South Korea)  Australia
Toronto (Canada)  Canada
13 2018 Hamburg (Germany)  Great Britain  Netherlands

* Unofficial Championship

Results

Summaries

Men

Year Dates Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1973*
Details
 Belgium (Bruges)
Great Britain
50–37
France

Netherlands
1975
Details
28-31 July
16 Sept (Finals)
 Belgium (Bruges)
Israel
50–47
United States

Great Britain
1979
Details
9-13 May  United States (Tampa)
United States
60–49
Netherlands

France
1983
Details
23-28 May  Canada (Halifax)
United States
86–67
France

Sweden
1986
Details
6-12 April  Australia (Melbourne)
United States
61–40
Canada

Netherlands
1990[6]
Details
5-10 August  Belgium (Bruges)
France
62–61
United States

Canada

Netherlands
1994[3]
Details
21-30 July  Canada (Edmonton)
United States
67–53
Great Britain

Canada
72–62
France
1998[3]
Details
23-30 October  Australia (Sydney)
United States
61–59
Netherlands

Canada
63–56
Australia
2002[3]
Details
23-31 August  Japan (Kitakyushu)
United States

Great Britain

Canada

Australia
2006[3]
Details
6-15 July  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
59–41
United States

Australia
80–53
Netherlands
2010[3]
Details
7-17 July  Great Britain (Birmingham)
Australia
79–69
France

United States
71–42
Italy
2014
Details
5-14 July  South Korea (Incheon)
Australia
63–57
United States

Turkey
68–63
Spain
2018
Details
16-26 August  Germany (Hamburg)
Great Britain
79–62
United States

Australia
68–57
Iran

* Unofficial Championship

Women

Year Dates Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1990[6]
Details
5-11 July  France (Saint-Étienne)
United States
58–55
Germany

Canada
1994[3]
Details
6-13 August  Great Britain (Stoke Mandeville)
Canada
45–34
United States

Australia
38–36
Netherlands
1998[3]
Details
26-30 Oct  Australia (Sydney)
Canada
54–38
United States

Australia
40–35
Japan
2002[3]
Details
26-31 August  Japan (Kitakyushu)
Canada

United States

Australia

Japan
2006[3]
Details
8-14 July  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
58–50
United States

Germany
52–48
Australia
2010[3]
Details
7-16 July  Great Britain (Birmingham)
United States
55–53
Germany

Canada
59–49
Australia
2014[7]
Details
20-28 July  Canada (Toronto)
Canada
54–50
Germany

Netherlands
74–58
United States
2018
Details
16-26 August  Germany (Hamburg)
Netherlands
56–40
Great Britain

Germany
44–43
China

Medal table

Men

As of 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States65112
2 Great Britain2215
3 Australia2024
4 France1315
5 Canada1146
6 Israel1001
7 Netherlands0224
8 Sweden0011
 Turkey0011
Totals (9 nations)13131339


Women

As of 2018

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada5027
2 United States2406
3 Netherlands1012
4 Germany0325
5 Great Britain0101
6 Australia0033
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. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "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. ^ a b 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.

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