Wheelchair basketball at the 1968 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair basketball
at the III Paralympic Games
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Israel (ISR) (men)
 Israel (ISR) (women)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States (USA) (men)
 Argentina (ARG) (women)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR) (men)
 United States (USA) (women)
1964
1972

Wheelchair basketball at the 1968 Summer Paralympics consisted of men's and women's team events.

The original wheelchair basketball classification system in 1966 had 5 classes: A, B, C, D, S. Each class was worth so many points. A was worth 1, B and C were worth 2. D and S were worth 3 points. A team could have a maximum of 12 points on the floor. This system was the one in place for the 1968 Summer Paralympics. Class A was for T1-T9 complete. Class B was for T1-T9 incomplete. Class C was for T10-L2 complete. Class D was for T10-L2 incomplete. Class S was for Cauda equina paralysis.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team
details
 Israel (ISR)

Aryeh Beizam
Jacob Ben-Arie
Tzvi Ben-Tzvi
Shmuel Ben-Zakai
Israel Even-Zahav
Yitzhak Galitzki
Aryeh Gantz
Israel Globus
Shimon Pinto
Baruch Hagai
Avraham Keptelovich
Tzvi Potashnik
Danny Shahar (captain)
Avraham Tshuva
Amnon Weiss
Coach: Reuven Heller

 United States (USA)
 Great Britain (GBR)
Women's team
details
 Israel (ISR)

Ruth Biton
Michal Escapa
Neora Even-Zahav
Malka Halfon
Ayala Malhan
Ariela Meizan
Batia Mishani
Zipora Rubin-Rosenbaum (captain)
Shoshana Sharabi
Batia Shweiki
Geula Siri

 Argentina (ARG)

Silvia Cochetti
Estela Fernández
Dina Galíndez
Susana Masciotra
Amelia Mier
Susana Olarte
Noemí Tortul[2]

 United States (USA)

Source: Paralympic.org [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thiboutot, Armand; Craven, Philip. The 50th Anniversary of Wheelchair Basketball. Waxmann Verlag. ISBN 9783830954415. 
  2. ^ "Historia de las medallas paralímpicas". Periodismo Deportivo. Retrieved 25 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Medallists, 1968 Paralympic Game, Wheelchair rugby". Official Website of the Paralympic Movement. 1968. Retrieved 2012-11-02.