European Wheelchair Basketball Championship

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IWBF European Championship
Sport Wheelchair basketball
Founded 1970
Inaugural season 1970 (men)
1974 (women)
Continent IWBF Europe (Europe)
Great Britain vs. Germany, men's semifinal in 2007: Dirk Köhler-Lenz (Germany, #15) and Jon Pollock (Great Britain, #9).

The European Wheelchair Basketball Championship, is the main wheelchair basketball competition contested biennially by national teams governed by IWBF Europe, the European zone within the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The European Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

The first European Championship for men was held in 1970.[1][2] The first European Championship for women was held in 1974.[1][3]

Summaries[edit]

[1][2][3]

Men[edit]

Year Host Gold medal gam Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1970
Details
 BEL
(Brugge)

Belgium

France

Great Britain

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1971
Details
 FRA
(Kerpape)

Great Britain

France

Netherlands

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1974
Details
 FRA
(Kerpape)

Great Britain
45–40
Netherlands

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1977
Details
 NED
(Raalte)

Israel

Netherlands

France

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1978
Details
 FRA
(Kerpape)

Israel

France

Netherlands

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1981
Details
  SUI
(Geneva)

Israel
74–68
France

Netherlands

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1982
Details
 SWE
(Falun)[4][5]

France
63–58
Israel

Sweden

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1987
Details
 FRA
(Lorient)

France
63–50
Netherlands

Belgium

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1989
Details
 FRA
(Charleville-Mezières)

France

Netherlands

Germany

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1991
Details
 ESP
(El Ferrol)

France
57–50
Netherlands

Great Britain
85–59
Israel
1993
Details
 GER
(Berlin)

Netherlands
57–52
Great Britain

France
61–42
Germany
1995
Details
 FRA
(Paris)

Great Britain
55–54
Spain

Netherlands
64–45
France
1997
Details
 ESP
(Madrid)

France
46–44
Great Britain

Finland
59–53
Spain
1999
Details
 NED
(Roermond)

France
57–40
Germany

Netherlands
53–49
Great Britain
2001-2002
Details
 NED
(Amsterdam)

France
67–56
Netherlands

Germany
70–67
Great Britain
2003
Details
 ITA
(Sassari, Porto Torres)

Italy
60–47
Netherlands

Great Britain
74–64
France
2005
Details
 FRA
(Paris)[6]

Italy
56–54
Great Britain

Sweden
54–52
Israel
2007
Details
 GER
(Wetzlar)[7]

Sweden
76–66
Great Britain

Germany
69–56
Israel
2009
Details
 TUR
(Adana)[8]

Italy
64–52
Turkey

Great Britain
73–65
Poland
2011
Details
 ISR
(Nazareth, Israel)[9]

Great Britain
76-65
Germany

Spain
71–65
Poland
2013
Details
 GER
(Frankfurt)[10]

Great Britain
59-57
Turkey

Spain
65–56
Sweden
2015
Details
 GBR
(Worcester)[10]

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
TBC
[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]

[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
TBC
[[men's national wheelchair basketball team|]]

Women[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1974
Details
 FRA
(Kerpape)

Germany
35–20
France

Yugoslavia

[[women's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1987
Details
 FRA
(Lorient)

Germany

Israel

Netherlands

[[women's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1989
Details
 FRA
(Charleville-Mezières)

Netherlands
40–37
Germany

Israel

[[women's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1991
Details
 ESP
(El Ferrol)

Germany
49–48
Netherlands

France

[[women's national wheelchair basketball team|]]
1993
Details
 GER
(Berlin)

Netherlands
53–38
Germany

France
38–32
Israel
1995
Details
 NED
(Delden)

Netherlands
43–37
Germany

Great Britain
32–33
Israel
1997
Details
 ESP
(Madrid)

Netherlands
36–32
Germany

Great Britain
48–12
Israel
1999
Details
 NED
(Roermond)[11]

Germany
40–37
Netherlands

Great Britain
49–28
Russia
2003
Details
 GER
(Hamburg)

Germany
65–58
Netherlands

Great Britain
48–32
France
2005
Details
 FRA
(Villeneuve d'Ascq)

Germany
66–39
Netherlands

France
41–32
Great Britain
2007
Details
 GER
(Wetzlar)[7]

Germany
61–35
Netherlands

Great Britain
56–29
Spain
2009
Details
 GBR
(Stoke Mandeville)

Germany
82–45
Netherlands

Great Britain
53–41
France
2011
Details
 ISR
(Nazareth)[12]

Germany
48–42
Netherlands

Great Britain
60–47
France
2013
Details
 GER
(Frankfurt)[13]

Netherlands
57–56
Germany

Great Britain
60–39
France

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History IWBF Europe, (.doc-file) IWBF Europe
  2. ^ a b History, ecmw.eu
  3. ^ a b Chronology of Events - In the Development of Wheelchair Basketball, International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)
  4. ^ The 50th anniversary of wheelchair basketball: a history, By Horst Strohkendl, Armand Thiboutot, Google Books
  5. ^ Rullstolsbasketens historia (Swedish), Svenska Basketbollförbundet
  6. ^ IWBF - Italians defend European crown, fiba.com, July 4, 2005
  7. ^ a b Eurobasketball 2007, Official site of the 2007 IWBF European Championship
  8. ^ TUR – Italy beat Turkey to win European gold in Wheelchair Basketball, fiba.com, October 16, 2009
  9. ^ [1], iwbf-europe.org, September, 2011
  10. ^ a b [2]
  11. ^ World History of Wheelchair Basketball, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA)
  12. ^ 2011 IWBF European Championship
  13. ^ 2013 IWBF European Championship

External links[edit]

Official website of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation - Europe