IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship

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IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship
Formerly IWAS Asia-Oceania Championship,
IWAS Oceania Championship
Sport Wheelchair rugby
Continent IWRF Asia-Oceania (Asia, Oceania)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Japan (1st title)
Most titles  Australia (4 titles)

The IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship or IWRF Asia-Oceania Zone Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the Asian-Oceanian wheelchair rugby championships that take place every two years between national teams of the continents. The Asia-Oceania Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IWRF World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

Before 2009 the tournament was known as the Oceania Championship. The first Oceania Championship was held in 2001.[1]

South Africa is also competing in this championship. Canada was part of the tournament in 2007, but is since 2009 part of the IWRF Americas Championship.

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2001*
Details
 New Zealand
(Christchurch)

Australia

New Zealand

Japan

South Africa
2003*
Details
 Japan
(Chiba)

Australia
32–31
New Zealand

Japan
2005*
Details
 South Africa
(Brakpan)

New Zealand
44–43
Australia

Japan

South Africa
2007*
Details
 Australia
(Sydney)

Australia
47–41
Canada

New Zealand
29–25
Japan
2009
Details
 New Zealand
(Christchurch)

Australia
53–45
New Zealand

Japan
65–29
South Korea
2011
Details
 South Korea
(Seoul)

Australia
59–41
Japan

New Zealand
62–44
South Korea
2013
Details
 South Africa
(Pretoria)

Australia
55–48
Japan

New Zealand
65–33
South Africa
2015
Details
 Japan
(Chiba)

Japan
56–51
Australia

New Zealand
52–36
South Korea

* = Oceania Championship

Championships per nation[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 6 2 0 8
2  New Zealand 1 3 4 8
3  Japan 1 2 4 7
4  Canada 0 1 0 1

Participation details[edit]

Team New Zealand
2001
*
Japan
2003
*
South Africa
2005
*
Australia
2007
*
New Zealand
2009
South Korea
2011
South Africa
2013
Japan
2015
Total
 Australia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 8
 Canada 2nd 1
 China 6th 1
 Japan 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 8
 New Zealand 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 8
 South Africa 4th 4th 5th 5th 4th 5
 South Korea 7th 4th 4th 4th 4

* = Oceania Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shinichi Shimakawa, Melrose Wheelchairs