With the GB Men and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams having both secured their qualification for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the penultimate day of the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships saw further success for the nation - with the election of British Wheelchair Basketball Chairman Malcolm Tarkenter to Vice President of IWBF Europe.
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In a thrilling European Championship Final GB Men wheelchair basketball team retained their European Championships title beating Turkey convincingly, 87 – 66.
As the world prepared to mark one year to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the GB Women’s Team took to court for the final time at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, overcoming a gritty performance by France to defend their 2013 bronze medal with a 69-39 win.
With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team joined the GB Women’s Team in securing their place in Brazil as they earned a semi- final spot at the 2015 European Championships with a 77-48 win against Italy.
With Monday 7th September marking one year to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Tuesday 2nd September saw the GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team secure their place in Brazil, earning a semi final spot at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Worcester, UK) with a 54-40 win against Spain and therefore guaranteeing the nation a crucial top four finish.
With 50 days to go until the nation welcomes Europe’s leading wheelchair basketball nations to Worcester for the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, GB Men’s Head Coach Haj Bhania has announced the 12 players who will be aiming for both an unprecedented third title and a qualifying spot for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
With just 10 weeks to go until the start of this summer’s European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, GB Women’s Head Coach Miles Thompson has named his team for the forthcoming tournament.
The Great Britain Women’s U25 Team will take on the world this summer when they fly out to Beijing, China, to represent the nation at the Women’s U25 World Championships (June 29 – July 7).
With the countdown well and truly underway until the 2015 European Championships, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) today announced the schedule for the opening stages of the event which will be held later this year at the University of Worcester.
Europe’s leading wheelchair basketball nations will start 2015 with their full attention upon the spectacular setting of Worcester Cathedral where, on the afternoon of Friday 30th January, the draw for the European Championships will formally mark the opening of their battle to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.