Wheelchair tennis at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair tennis at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
Date:   1–8 September 2012
Edition:   7th
Category:   Super Series
Location:   Eton Manor, London
Champions
Men's Singles
 Shingo Kunieda (JPN)
Women's Singles
 Esther Vergeer (NED)
Quad Singles
 Noam Gershony (ISR)
Men's Doubles
 Stefan Olsson (SWE) /  Peter Vikström (SWE)
Women's Doubles
 Esther Vergeer (NED) /  Marjolein Buis (NED)
Quad Doubles
 Nick Taylor (USA) /  David Wagner (USA)
Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics
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Wheelchair tennis at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
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Singles   men   women   quad
Doubles   men   women   quad

Wheelchair tennis events at the 2012 Summer Paralympics were held between 1–9 September at Eton Manor, London.[1][2]

Classification[edit]

Players were classified according to the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allowed players to compete against others with a similar level of function. To compete in wheelchair tennis, athletes must have a major or total loss of function in one or both legs. Quadriplegic class players compete in mixed events, while Paraplegic class players (with full use of their arms) competed in separate men's and women's events.

Events[edit]

Six events were contested:

  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles
  • Women's singles
  • Women's doubles
  • Quad singles
  • Quad doubles
(Quadriplegic class players are not divided by gender)

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Shingo Kunieda
 Japan
Stéphane Houdet
 France
Ronald Vink
 Netherlands
Men's doubles
details
 Sweden (SWE)
Stefan Olsson
Peter Vikström
 France (FRA)
Frederic Cattaneo
Nicolas Peifer
 France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Michael Jeremiasz
Women's singles
details
Esther Vergeer
 Netherlands
Aniek van Koot
 Netherlands
Jiske Griffioen
 Netherlands
Women's doubles
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Marjolein Buis
Esther Vergeer
 Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Aniek van Koot
 Great Britain (GBR)
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley
Quad singles
details
Noam Gershony
 Israel
David Wagner
 United States
Nicholas Taylor
 United States
Quad doubles
details
 United States (USA)
Nicholas Taylor
David Wagner
 Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lapthorne
Peter Norfolk
 Israel (ISR)
Noam Gershony
Shraga Weinberg

Source: Paralympic.org [3]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands (NED) 2 2 2 6
2  United States (USA) 1 1 1 3
3  Israel (ISR) 1 0 1 2
4  Japan (JPN) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
6  France (FRA) 0 2 1 3
7  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
Total 6 6 6 18

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