IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship


The IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship is the official competition for senior national Wheelchair handball teams of the world.

IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2022 Wheelchair Handball World Championship
SportWheelchair handball
Founded26. October 2019
FounderInternational Handball Federation
Inaugural season2022
ContinentInternational (IHF)

History


In 2013 was already held a Wheelchair Handball World Championship organised by Brazil. But not officially recognized by the IHF. Brazil won all categories.[1]

Since 2015 there exists the European Wheelchair Handball Nations’ Tournament.

On 26 October 2019 the first Meeting of IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group was held. They planned the first Wheelchair Handball World Championship for 2021 during the 2021 World Women's Handball Championship.[2]

During the IHF Council Meeting No. 6 on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Cairo the IHF announced that there will be the first Wheelchair Handball World Championship already in 2020. The IHF will add Wheelchair handball for the 2028 Summer Paralympics. But one of the requirement is that there were two world championships until 2022.[3][4]

Tournaments


Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2020
Details

Sweden
Tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[5]:18:12
2021
Details

Spain
Tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic[6]
2022
Details
8–16
2023
Details
8–16
2025
Details
8–16
2027
Details
8–16
2029
Details
8–16
2031
Details
8–16

Statistics


Total hosts

HostsNations (Year(s))
1 SWE (2020)
 ESP (2021)

Literature


  • "XXVIII. Competition Manual for IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championships" (PDF). International Handball Federation. 27 February 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.

References


  1. "Handball Adaptado: Brasil campeón del mundial en todas las categorías". Mundo Handball (in Spanish). 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. Taborsky, Frantisek (26 October 2019). "Minutes 1st Meeting of IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Basel. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. "Council Meeting No. 6" (PDF). Norwegian Handball Federation. Cairo: International Handball Federation. 27–28 February 2020. 5.4. Wheelchair Handball Working Group; P. 17-19. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. Pavitt, Michael (3 March 2020). "International Handball Federation announces hosts of upcoming World Championships". Inside the Games. Archived from the original on 28 April 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. History and current situation of wheelchair handball and 6 a side rules By IHF Wheelchair Handball. International Handball Federation. 17 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  6. "Evolution of a discipline, of a sport: Wheelchair handball and the IHF". International Handball Federation. 16 July 2021. Archived from the original on 17 July 2021. Retrieved 17 July 2021.