Wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair basketball
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Carioca Arena 1
Rio Olympic Arena
Dates 8 – 17 September 2016
Competitors 264 (12 men’s and 10 women’s teams)
Medalists
Gold medal
Silver medal
Bronze medal
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Wheelchair basketball
at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
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Tournament men women
Rosters men women

Wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held from 8 to 17 September at Carioca Arena 1 and the Rio Olympic Arena inRio de Janeiro.

Competition format[edit]

In the men’s tournament, twelve qualified nations are drawn into two groups, each consisting of six teams, where each team meets the other teams once. The four highest placed teams in each group advance to a knock-out round to decide the medals 4th to 8th places. The fifth-placed teams meet each other over the 9th and 10th places, and the sixth-placed teams meet each other over the 11th and 12th places.

In the women’s tournament, ten qualified nations are drawn into two groups, each consisting of five teams, where each team meets the other teams once, just like the men’s tournament. The four highest placed teams in each group advance to a knock-out round to decide the medals and 4th to 8th places. The fifth-placed teams meet each other over the 9th and 10th places.

Athlete classification[edit]

Athletes are given an eight-level-score specific to wheelchair basketball, ranging from 1.0 to 4.5. Lower scores represented a higher degree of disability. The sum score of all players on the court cannot exceed 14.[2]

Term[edit]

A National Paralympic Committee may enter up to one men’s team with 12 players and up to one women’s team with 12 players. The Brazil wheelchair basketball teams receive automatic qualification as hosts. Each of the four zones – Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe – is allocated a place. In addition, the top seven men’s teams at the 2014 Incheon World Wheelchair Basketball Championship, and the top five women’s teams at the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship on earned a place for their zone. The former event was held on 1-12 July 2014, the latter on 19-29 June 2014.[3] The top seven teams at the men’s competition were Australia, United States, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Korea and Great Britain.[4] The top five teams at the women’s competition were Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United States and Great Britain.[5]

Men[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified References
2015 IWBF Africa Championship 30 October – 8 November 2015 Algeria Algiers 1  Algeria [6][7]
2015 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship 7 – 18 October 2015 Japan Chiba 3  Australia
 Iran
 Japan
[6][7]
2015 Parapan American Games 7 – 15 August 2015 Canada Toronto 2  United States
 Canada
[6][7][8]
2015 IWBF Men’s European Championship 28 August – 6 September 2015 United Kingdom Worcester 5  Germany
 Great Britain
 Turkey
 Netherlands
 Spain
[6][7]
Host nation 2 October 2009 DenmarkCopenhagen 1  Brazil [6]
Total 12

Women[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified references
2015 IWBF Africa Championship 30 October – 8 November 2015 Algeria Algiers 1  Algeria [6][7]
2015 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship 7 – 18 October 2015 Japan Chiba 1  China
2015 Parapan American Games 7 – 15 August 2015 Canada Toronto 3  United States
 Canada
 Argentina
[6][7][9][10]
2015 IWBF European Championship 28 August – 6 September 2015 United Kingdom Worcester 4  France
 Netherlands
 Germany
 Great Britain
[6][7]
Host nation 2 October 2009 DenmarkCopenhagen 1  Brazil [6]
Total 10

Men’s competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 4 1 341 265 +76 9[a] Quarter-finals
2  Turkey 5 4 1 327 272 +55 9[a]
3  Australia 5 4 1 342 293 +49 9[a]
4  Netherlands 5 2 3 264 294 −30 7
5  Japan 5 1 4 278 300 −22 6 9th/10th place playoff
6  Canada 5 0 5 222 350 −128 5 11th/12th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Head-to-head record: Spain 3 pts, +8 PD; Turkey 3 pts, +1 PD; Japan 3 pts, −9 PD

Group B[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 402 206 +196 10 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 5 4 1 364 263 +101 9
3  Brazil (H) 5 2 3 309 314 −5 7[a]
4  Germany 5 2 3 337 314 +23 7[a]
5  Iran 5 2 3 295 361 −66 7[a] 9th/10th place playoff
6  Algeria 5 0 5 187 436 −249 5 11th/12th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Head-to-head record: Brazil 3 pts, +11 PD; Germany 3 pts, +6 PD; Iran 3 pts, −17 PD

Knockout stage[edit]

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament consisting of three rounds. Semi-final losers played for the bronze medal.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal
14 September
 Spain 70
15 September
 Germany 66
 Spain 69
14 September
 Great Britain 63
 Great Britain 74
17 September
 Australia 51
 Spain 52
14 September
 United States 68
 Turkey 65
15 September
 Brazil 49
 Turkey 54
14 September
 United States 74 Bronze medal
 United States 70
17 September
 Netherlands 37
 Great Britain 82
 Turkey 76

Women’s competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of five countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a loss. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 4 3 1 248 156 +92 7[a] Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 4 3 1 228 140 +88 7[a]
3  Canada 4 3 1 252 181 +71 7[a]
4  Brazil (H) 4 1 3 196 241 −45 5
5  Argentina 4 0 4 87 296 −209 4 9th/10th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ Jump up to:a b c Head-to-head record: Germany 3 pts, +9 PD; Great Britain 3 pts, −2 PD; Canada 3 pts, −7 PD

Group B[edit]

Pos Team

Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  United States 4 4 0 288 138 +150 8 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 4 3 1 300 148 +152 7
3  China 4 2 2 212 187 +25 6
4  France 4 1 3 178 266 −88 5
5  Algeria 4 0 4 93 332 −239 4 9th/10th place playoff
Source: Paralympic.org
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Knockout stage[edit]

The knockout stage was a single-elimination tournament consisting of three rounds. Semi-final losers played for the bronze medal.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
13 September
 Germany 76
15 September
 France 28
 Germany 55
13 September
 Netherlands 45
 Netherlands 78
16 September
 Canada 60
 Germany 45
13 September
 United States 62
 Great Britain 57
15 September
 China 38
 Great Britain 78
13 September
 United States 89 Bronze medal
 United States 66
16 September
 Brazil 35
 Netherlands 76
 Great Britain 34

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 0 0 2
2 Germany 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
4 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Total 3 NOCs 2 2 2 6

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s team
details
 United States (USA)  Spain (ESP)  Great Britain (GBR)
Women’s team
details
 United States (USA)  Germany (GER)  Netherlands (NED)

See also

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