Wheelchair rugby at the Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair rugby at the Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair rugby pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body IWRF
Events 1 (mixed)
Games
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Medalists

Wheelchair rugby was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1996. It became an official medal-awarding sport in 2000 and has been competed at every Summer Paralympics since then. Only one event, mixed team, is held.

Medalists[edit]

At the 1996 Summer Paralympics the wheelchair rugby competition was a demonstration sport, medals were awarded but did not count in medal count. Medal winning teams for every Summer Games are as follows:

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
demonstration
 United States (USA)  Canada (CAN)  New Zealand (NZL)
2000 Sydney  United States (USA)  Australia (AUS)  New Zealand (NZL)
2004 Athens  New Zealand (NZL)  Canada (CAN)  United States (USA)
2008 Beijing  United States (USA)  Australia (AUS)  Canada (CAN)
2012 London  Australia (AUS)  Canada (CAN)  United States (USA)

Tournaments[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold medalist Score Silver medalist Bronze medalist Score Fourth place
1996
details
Atlanta
United States
37 - 30
Canada

New Zealand
46 - 34
Great Britain
2000
details
Sydney
United States
32 - 31
Australia

New Zealand
44 - 32
Canada
2004
details
Athens
New Zealand
31 - 29
Canada

United States
43 - 39
Great Britain
2008
details
Beijing
United States
53 - 44
Australia

Canada
47 - 41
Great Britain
2012
details
London
Australia
66 - 51
Canada

United States
53 - 43
Japan

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 0 2 4
2 Australia 1 2 0 3
3 New Zealand 1 0 1 2
4 Canada 0 2 1 3
Total 4 4 4 12

Participating nations[edit]

The final placement for each team in each tournament is shown in the following tables.

Nation 2000 2004 2008 2012 Years
Australia Silver medal icon.svg 5th Silver medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 4
Belgium 6th 7th 2
Canada 4th Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg 4
China 8th 1
France 8th 1
Germany 7th 7th 6th 3
Great Britain 6th 4th 4th 5th 4
Japan 8th 7th 4th 3
New Zealand Bronze medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg 5th 3
Sweden 5th 6th 2
Switzerland 8th 1
United States Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 4

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