Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body IWBF
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016
Medalists

Wheelchair basketball has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since the 1960 Summer Paralympics in Rome.

Winning the Paralympics is considered to be the highest honor in international wheelchair basketball, followed by the World Championships of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) for men and women and the respective intercontinental championships.

Events[edit]

In the first two Paralympic games there were two men's events (Class A and B). Since the Paralympic games of 1968 there are two events, a men's event and a women's event.

Current events

  • Men's team
  • Women's team

Medalists[edit]

Medal winning athletes for every Summer Games since 1960 are as follows:

Men's team[edit]

Class A

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1960 Rome
United States

Great Britain

Israel
1964 Tokyo
United States

Great Britain

Israel

Class B

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1960 Rome
United States

Netherlands

Great Britain
1964 Tokyo
United States

Argentina

Israel

Men's team

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1968 Tel Aviv
Israel

United States

Great Britain
1972 Heidelberg
United States

Israel

Argentina
1976 Toronto
United States

Israel

France
1980 Arnhem
Israel

Netherlands

United States
1984 New York
Stoke Mandeville

France

Netherlands

Sweden
1988 Seoul
United States

Netherlands

France
1992 Barcelona
Netherlands

Germany

France
1996 Atlanta
Australia

Great Britain

United States
2000 Sydney
Canada

Netherlands

United States
2004 Athens
Canada

Australia

Great Britain
2008 Beijing
Australia

Canada

Great Britain
2012 London
Canada

Australia

United States

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 7 1 4 12
2 Canada 3 1 0 4
3 Israel 2 2 3 7
4 Australia 2 2 0 4
5 Netherlands 1 5 0 6
6 France 1 0 3 4
7 Great Britain 0 3 4 7
8 Argentina 0 1 1 2
8 Germany 0 1 1 2
10 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 16 48

Women's team[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1968 Tel Aviv
Israel

Argentina

United States
1972 Heidelberg
Argentina

Jamaica

Israel
1976 Toronto
Israel

West Germany

Argentina
1980 Arnhem
West Germany

Israel

United States
1984 New York
Stoke Mandeville

West Germany

Israel

Japan
1988 Seoul
United States

West Germany

Netherlands
1992 Barcelona
Canada

United States

Netherlands
1996 Atlanta
Canada

Netherlands

United States
2000 Sydney
Canada

Australia

Japan
2004 Athens
United States

Australia

Canada
2008 Beijing
United States

Germany

Australia
2012 London
Germany

Australia

Netherlands

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 3 3 0 6
2 United States 3 1 3 7
3 Canada 3 0 1 4
4 Israel 2 2 1 5
5 Argentina 1 1 1 3
6 Australia 0 3 1 4
7 Jamaica 0 1 0 1
8 Netherlands 0 1 3 4
9 Japan 0 0 2 2
Total 12 12 12 36

See also[edit]

References[edit]