IWRF European Championship

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IWRF European Championship
Formerly IWAS European Championship
Sport Wheelchair rugby
No. of teams 12
Continent IWRF European (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Great Britain
Most titles  Great Britain (4)

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

The first European Championship was held in 1995.[1][2]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1995
Details
 Sweden
(Gothenburg)

Great Britain

Sweden

Netherlands

Germany
1997
Details
 Netherlands
(Nijmegen)

Sweden
31–23
Great Britain

Germany
42–31
Netherlands
1999
Details
  Switzerland
(Nottwil)

Sweden

Germany

Great Britain

Switzerland
2003
Details
 Belgium
(Lommel)

Great Britain
32–31
Belgium

Germany
27–25
Denmark
2005
Details
 Denmark
(Middelfart)

Great Britain
28–26
Germany

Sweden
31–30
Denmark
2007
Details
 Finland
(Espoo)

Great Britain
28–26
Germany

Sweden
31–30
Belgium
2009
Details
 Denmark
(Hillerød)

Belgium
49–46
Sweden

Germany
47–43
Great Britain
2011
Details
  Switzerland
(Nottwil)

Sweden
49–42
Great Britain

Belgium
52–51
France
2013
Details
 Belgium
(Antwerp)

Sweden
49–48
Denmark

Great Britain
56–43
Germany
2015
Details
 Finland
(Nastola)

Great Britain
49-48
Sweden

Denmark
56-48
Germany

Championships per nation[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 5 2 2 9
1  Sweden 4 3 2 9
3  Belgium 1 1 1 3
4  Germany 0 3 3 6
5  Denmark 0 1 1 2
6  Netherlands 0 0 1 1

Participation details[edit]

Team Sweden
1995
Netherlands
1997
Switzerland
1999
Belgium
2003
Denmark
2005
Finland
2007
Denmark
2009
Switzerland
2011
Belgium
2013
Finland
2015
 Austria 6th 7th 8th 8th 9th 8th 9th 10th
 Belgium 5th 5th 2nd 5th 4th 1st 3rd 5th 8th
 Czech Republic 10th 12th 11th 11th 12th
 Denmark 9th 9th 4th 4th 10th 9th 7th 2nd 3rd
 Finland 8th 8th 9th 9th 6th 6th 8th 6th 7th
 France 4th 7th 5th
 Germany 4th 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 4th 4th
 Great Britain 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 1st
 Ireland 11th 12th 12th 10th 11th 6th
 Italy 11th
 Netherlands 3rd 4th 6th 6th 7th 8th 12th 12th -
 Norway 11th 12th 11th
 Poland 10th 10th 10th 7th 5th 5th 9th
 Sweden 2nd 1st 1st 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd
  Switzerland 7th 4th 7th 6th 5th 7th 10th 8th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wheelchair Rugby -not just a firework display!, Artister för Livet
  2. ^ "Fra Murderball til taktiktavler" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2011-01-01.