Wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair basketball
at the XIV Paralympic Games
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Venue Basketball Arena,
North Greenwich Arena
Dates 30 August – 8 September 2012
Competitors 264 (12 men and 10 women teams)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«2008 2016»
Wheelchair basketball
at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Tournament men   women

Wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics[1] was held from 30 August to 8 September. Competitions were held at the newly built Basketball Arena, which seated 10,000 spectators, and The O2 Arena (renamed "North Greenwich Arena" during the games due to sponsorship rules). Australia were the defending champions of the men's championship, while the United States were the defending champions of the women's championship.

Competition format[edit]

In the men's tournament, twelve qualified nations were drawn into two groups, each consisting of six teams, where each team met the other teams once. The four highest placed teams in each group then advanced to a knock-out round to decide the medals and 4th to 8th places. The fifth-placed teams met each other over the 9th and 10th places, and the sixth-placed teams met each other over the 11th and 12th places.[2]

In the women's tournament, ten qualified nations were drawn into two groups, each consisting of five teams, where each team met the other teams once. The four highest placed teams in each group then advanced to a knock-out round to decide the medals and 4th to 8th places. The fifth-placed teams met each other over the 9th and 10th places.[3]

Athlete classification[edit]

Athletes are given an eight-level-score specific to wheelchair basketball, ranging from 0.5 to 4.5. Lower scores represented a higher degree of disability.[4] The sum score of all players on the court cannot exceed 14.

Qualification[edit]

The Great Britain wheelchair basketball teams received automatic qualification as hosts. An NPC may enter up to one men's team with 12 players and up to one women's team with 12 players.

Men[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships[5][6][7] 5–18 July 2010 United Kingdom Birmingham 7  Australia
 Spain
 United States
 Italy
 Poland
 Canada
 Turkey
2011 IWBF Africa Championship – 13 October 2011  Morocco 1  South Africa
2011 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship 2011  South Korea 1  Japan
2011 Parapan American Games 13 September – 20 October 2011 Mexico Guadalajara 1  Colombia
2011 IWBF European Championship[8] 8–17 September 2011 Israel Nazareth 1  Germany
Host nation 1  Great Britain
Total 12

Women[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
2010 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships[5][6][7] 5–18 July 2010 United Kingdom Birmingham 5  United States
 Germany
 Canada
 Australia
 Netherlands
2011 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship 2011 1  China
2011 Parapan American Games 13 September – 20 October 2011 Mexico Guadalajara 1  Brazil
2011 IWBF European Championship[8] 6–18 September 2011 Israel Nazareth 1  France
International play-off 1  Mexico
Host nation 1  Great Britain
Total 10

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 Canada (CAN)
Dave Durepos
Yvon Rouillard
Bo Hedges
Richard Peter
Joey Johnson
Adam Lancia
Abdi Dini
Chad Jassman
Patrick Anderson
Brandon Wagner
Tyler Miller
David Eng (captain)
Coach: Jerry Tonello
 Australia (AUS)
Justin Eveson
Bill Latham
Brett Stibners
Shaun Norris
Michael Hartnett
Tristan Knowles
Jannik Blair
Tige Simmons
Grant Mizens
Dylan Alcott
Nick Taylor
Brad Ness (captain)
Coach: Ben Ettridge
 United States (USA)
Eric Barber
Joseph Chambers
Jeremy Lade
Joshua Turek
Trevon Jenifer
William Waller (captain)
Matt Scott
Steven Serio
Jason Nelms
Ian Lynch
Paul Schulte
Nate Hinze
Coach: Jim Glatch
Women's team
details
 Germany (GER)
Mareike Adermann
Johanna Welin
Britt Dillmann
Edina Müller
Annika Zeyen
Maria Kühn
Gesche Schünemann
Maya Lindholm
Annabel Breuer
Annegret Briessmann
Marina Mohnen (captain)
Heike Friedrich
Coach: Holger Glinicki
 Australia (AUS)
Sarah Vinci
Cobi Crispin
Bridie Kean (captain)
Amanda Carter
Tina McKenzie
Leanne del Toso
Clare Nott
Kylie Gauci
Shelley Chaplin
Sarah Stewart
Katie Hill
Amber Merritt
Coach: John Triscari
 Netherlands (NED)
Inge Huitzing
Lucie Houwen
Jitske Visser
Roos Oosterbaan
Sanne Timmerman
Petra Garnier
Miranda Wevers
Cher Korver (captain)
Saskia Pronk
Barbara van Bergen
Carolina de Rooij-Versloot
Mariska Beijer
Coach: Gertjan van der Linden

Source: Paralympic.org [9]

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