Wheelchair rugby at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair rugby
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Wheelchair rugby pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Wheelchair rugby
Venue Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Dates 12–16 September 2008
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Australia
Bronze medal    Canada
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Wheelchair rugby at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium from 12 September to 16 September.

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed team  United States (USA)

Andy Cohn
Will Groulx
Scott Hogsett
Bryan Kirkland (captain)
Norm Lyduch
Seth McBride
Jason Regier
Nick Springer
Chance Sumner
Joel Wilmoth
Mark Zupan
Coach: James Gumbert

 Australia (AUS)

Bryce Alman
Ryley Batt
Grant Boxall
Shane Brand
Cameron Carr
Nazim Erdem
George Hucks
Steve Porter (captain)
Ryan Scott
Greg Smith
Scott Vitale
Coach: Brad Dubberley

 Canada (CAN)

Ian Chan
Jason Crone
Jared Funk
Garett Hickling
Trevor Hirschfield
Fabien Lavoie
Say Luangkhamdeng
Daniel Paradis
Erika Schmutz
Patrice Simard
Mike Whitehead
David Willsie (captain)
Coach: Benoit Labrecque

Classification[edit]

Wheelchair rugby players were given a classification based on their upper body function. A committee gave each athlete a 7-level score ranging from 0.5 to 3.5, with lower scores corresponding to more severe disability. During the game, the total score of all players on the court for a team cannot exceed 8 points. However, for each female player on court, their team gets an extra 0.5 points over the 8 point limit.

Teams[edit]

Eight teams took part in this sport. Each team could have up to 12 athletes, but no more than 11 of the team members could be male. Listed below are the eight teams and their method of qualifying for the Beijing Paralympics.

Team Qualification
 Australia (AUS) Oceania Zonal Championship
 Canada (CAN) American Zonal Championship
 China (CHN) Host nation
 Germany (GER) Europe Zonal Championship
 Great Britain (GBR)
 Japan (JPN) World Ranking
 New Zealand (NZL)
 United States (USA) 2006 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships

Tournament[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The eight teams were divided into two even groups and participated in a single round robin tournament. The top two teams from each group went on to compete for 1st through 4th place, while the last two teams from each group competed for 5th through 8th place.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A
Rank Team Pld W L PF:PA Pts   USA CAN JPN CHN
1  United States (USA) 3 3 0 146:99 6 x 37:32 44:37 65:30
2  Canada (CAN) 3 2 1 137:102 5 32:37 x 48:40 57:25
3  Japan (JPN) 3 1 2 132:130 4 37:44 40:48 x 55:38
4  China (CHN) 3 0 3 93:177 3 30:65 25:57 38:55 x
Group B
Rank Team Pld W L PF:PA Pts   AUS GBR NZL GER
1  Australia (AUS) 3 3 0 129:111 6 x 43:37 39:38 47:36
2  Great Britain (GBR) 3 2 1 115:116 5 37:43 x 39:38 39:35
3  New Zealand (NZL) 3 1 2 116:109 4 38:39 38:39 x 40:31
4  Germany (GER) 3 0 3 102:126 3 36:47 35:39 31:40 x
     Qualified for quarterfinals
     Eliminated

Source: Paralympic.org [1]

Medal round[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
15 September 2008 - 18:00
  United States  35  
  Great Britain  32  
 
16 September 2008 - 20:00
      United States  53
    Australia  44
Bronze medal match
15 September 2008 - 20:00 16 September 2008 - 18:00
  Australia  41   Great Britain  41
  Canada  40     Canada  47

Source: Paralympic.org [1]

Classification 5-8[edit]

Classification round Fifth place
15 September 2008 - 13:00
  Japan  38  
  Germany  39  
 
16 September 2008 - 15:00
      Germany  25
    New Zealand  28
Seventh place
15 September 2008 - 15:00 16 September 2008 - 13:00
  New Zealand  47   Japan  58
  China  34     China  32

Source: Paralympic.org [1]

Ranking[edit]

Place Team
1st United States
2nd Australia
3rd Canada
4. Great Britain
5. New Zealand
6. Germany
7. Japan
8. China

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Game, Wheelchair rugby". Official Website of the Paralympic Movement. 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-26.