Wheelchair Basketball World Championship


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 World Championship
SportWheelchair basketball
Founded1973
CountryIWBF members
ContinentIWBF (International)

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
21975Bruges (Belgium) Israel
31979Tampa (United States) United States
41983Halifax (Canada) United States
51986Melbourne (Australia) United States
61990Bruges (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
132018Hamburg (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
5037
France

Netherlands
1975
Details
28-31 July
16 Sept (Finals)
 Belgium (Bruges)
Israel
5047
United States

Great Britain
1979
Details
9-13 May  United States (Tampa)
United States
6049
Netherlands

France
1983
Details
23-28 May  Canada (Halifax)
United States
8667
France

Sweden
1986
Details
6-12 April  Australia (Melbourne)
United States
6140
Canada

Netherlands
1990[6]
Details
5-10 August  Belgium (Bruges)
France
6261
United States

Canada

Netherlands
1994[3]
Details
21-30 July  Canada (Edmonton)
United States
6753
Great Britain

Canada
7262
France
1998[3]
Details
23-30 October  Australia (Sydney)
United States
6159
Netherlands

Canada
6356
Australia
2002[3]
Details
23-31 August  Japan (Kitakyushu)
United States

Great Britain

Canada

Australia
2006[3]
Details
6-15 July  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
5941
United States

Australia
8053
Netherlands
2010[3]
Details
7-17 July  Great Britain (Birmingham)
Australia
7969
France

United States
7142
Italy
2014
Details
5-14 July  South Korea (Incheon)
Australia
6357
United States

Turkey
6863
Spain
2018
Details
16-26 August  Germany (Hamburg)
Great Britain
7962
United States

Australia
6857
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
5855
Germany

Canada
-
1994[3]
Details
6-13 August  Great Britain (Stoke Mandeville)
Canada
4534
United States

Australia
3836
Netherlands
1998[3]
Details
26-30 Oct  Australia (Sydney)
Canada
5438
United States

Australia
4035
Japan
2002[3]
Details
26-31 August  Japan (Kitakyushu)
Canada

United States

Australia

Japan
2006[3]
Details
8-14 July  Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Canada
5850
United States

Germany
5248
Australia
2010[3]
Details
7-16 July  Great Britain (Birmingham)
United States
5553
Germany

Canada
5949
Australia
2014[7]
Details
20-28 July  Canada (Toronto)
Canada
5450
Germany

Netherlands
7458
United States
2018
Details
16-26 August  Germany (Hamburg)
Netherlands
5640
Great Britain

Germany
4443
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. "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. 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.