Wheelchair rugby at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair rugby
at the XV Paralympic Games
Wheelchair Rugby, Rio 2016.png
VenueRio Olympic Arena
Dates14–18 September 2016
Competitors96 (8 teams)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Australia  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) United States  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Japan  Japan
2012
2020

Wheelchair rugby at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held in the Rio Olympic Arena, also known as the Arena Carioca, from 14 September to 18 September 2016.[1] There is a single event, for which both genders are eligible,[2] where 8 teams compete.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Teams receive an allocation in the following order, and under the following processes:

  • A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) may enter one team. The host country directly qualifies, as long as it has a rank on the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List, [1] closing 1 May 2016.
  • The top ranked NPC (not otherwise qualified) at the 2014 World Championships directly qualifies, subject to the eligibility requirement.
  • The highest ranked NPC (not otherwise qualified) from the Wheelchair Rugby competition at the 2015 Parapan American Games directly qualifies.
  • The two (2) highest ranked NPCs (not otherwise qualified) from the 2015 IWRF European Division A Championship directly qualify.
  • The highest ranked NPC (not otherwise qualified) from the 2015 IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship directly qualifies.

If any of the Zonal Championships are not held, then the next highest ranked NPC from that Zone (not otherwise qualified) on the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List closing 1 May 2016 qualifies

  • The two (2) highest ranked NPCs from the designated IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament qualify. If the Qualification Tournament is not held then the two (2) highest ranked NPCs (not otherwise qualified) on the IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List closing 1 May 2016 qualify. In the event, the competition was held, with France and United States qualifying.
Qualified Means of qualification Date Venue Berths
 Brazil Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1
 Australia 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championships 21–26 September 2014 Denmark Odense[3] 1
 Canada 2015 Parapan American Games 8-14 August 2015 Canada Toronto[4] 1
 Great Britain
 Sweden
2015 IWRF European Division A Championship 13–20 September 2015 Finland Nastola[4] 2
 Japan 2015 IWRF Asia-Oceania Championship 29 October–
1 November 2015
Japan Chiba[4] 1
 France
 United States
IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Olympic Qualifier 21 April 2016 France Paris 2

Tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 165 142 +23 6 Semi-finals
2  Japan 3 2 0 1 163 155 +8 4
3  Sweden 3 1 0 2 145 151 −6 2 Fifth place Match
4  France 3 0 0 3 141 166 −25 0 Seventh place Match
Source: Rio2016


United States 51–42 France
Report
Referee: Jean Choiniere, Liam Costello
Japan 50–46 Sweden
Report
Referee: Mitch Carr, Darren Roberts
Sweden 44–54 United States
Report
Referee: Alexander Schriener, Lukasz Symczak
Japan 57–52 France
Report
Referee: Brian Ward, Pierre-Alexandre Briere
France 47–55 Sweden
Report
Referee: Mitch Carr, Jean Choiniere
United States 57–56 Japan
Report
Referee: Pierre-Alexandre Briere, Lukasz Symczak

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 188 158 +30 6 Semi-finals
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 174 160 +14 4
3  Great Britain 3 1 0 2 152 135 +17 2 Fifth place Match
4  Brazil (H) 3 0 0 3 125 186 −61 0 Seventh place Match
Source: Rio2016
(H) Host.


Australia 53–51 Great Britain
Report
Referee: Pierre-Alexandre Briere, Alexander Shriener
Canada 62–48 Brazil
Report
Referee: Lukasz Szymczak, Brian Ward
Great Britain 49–50 Canada
Report
Referee: Liam Costello, Mitch Carr
Australia 72–45 Brazil
Report
Referee: Darren Roberts, Jean Choiniere
Brazil 32–52 Great Britain
Report
Referee: Alexander Schriener, Liam Costello
Canada 62–63 Australia
Report
Referee: Darren Roberts, Brian Ward

Knockout stage[edit]

 
SemifinalsGold Medal Match
 
      
 
17 September
 
 
 United States60
 
18 September
 
 Canada55
 
 Australia59
 
17 September
 
 United States58
 
 Australia63
 
 
 Japan57
 
Bronze medal
 
 
18 September
 
 
 Japan52
 
 
 Canada50

Classification Round[edit]

Seventh place Match[edit]

Brazil 54–59 France
Report
Referee: Perre-Alexandre Briere, Brian Ward

Fifth place Match[edit]

Great Britain 56–42 Sweden
Report
Referee: Lukasz Symczak

Medal round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

United States 60–55 Canada
Report
Referee: Alexander Schriener, Liam Costello
Australia 63–57 Japan
Report
Referee: Jean Choiniere, Mitch Carr

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

3rd, bronze medalist(s) Japan 52–50 Canada
Report
Referee: Darren Roberts, Liam Costello

Gold Medal Match[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) Australia 59–582nd, silver medalist(s)  United States
Report
Referee: Pierre-Alexandre Briere, Alexander Schreiner

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rio Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Schedule - 2016" (PDF). International Wheelchair Rugby Federation. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Wheelchair Rugby - Official website". Rio 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 WWRC". Official website of the IPC. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Wheelchair Rugby". Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. Retrieved 14 September 2016.

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