Wheelchair tennis at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair tennis at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair Tennis, Rio 2016.png
Date: 9–16 September 2016
Edition: 8th
Category: Super Series
Location: Olympic Tennis Centre
Champions
Men’s Singles
 Gordon Reid (GBR)
Women’s Singles
 Jiske Griffioen (NED)
Quad Singles
 Dylan Alcott (AUS)
Men’s Doubles
 Stéphane Houdet (FRA) /  Nicolas Peifer (FRA)
Women’s Doubles
 Jiske Griffioen (NED) /  Aniek van Koot (NED)
Quad Doubles
 Dylan Alcott (AUS) /  Heath Davidson (AUS)
Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair tennis events at the 2016 Summer Paralympicswill be held between 8–16 September at Olympic Tennis Centre, Rio. This will be the seventh full Paralympic wheelchair tennis competition since the event was introduced in 1992, having been a demonstration event in 1988.

Classification[edit]

Players were classified according to the type and extent of their disability, and within that system according to gender.

The classification system allows players to compete against others with a similar level of function. All wheelchair tennis athletes must have a major or total loss of function in one or both legs to take part in the sport. further to that, there are two broad categorisations within wheelchair tennis; paraplegic players, with full arm function who play in gendered events, and quadriplegic (“quad tennis”) players with restrictions in arm function, where no gender division occurs.

Qualification[edit]

A National Paralympic Committee (NPC) can enter a maximum of four qualified male athletes and four qualified female athletes in the men’s and women’s singles events, respectively and a maximum of three qualified athletes in the quad singles.

An NPC can enter a maximum of two qualified men’s teams and two qualified women’s teams, each containing two athletes, in the men’s and women’s doubles events, respectively, and a maximum of one qualified team of two athletes in the quad doubles – (mixed gender)

An NPC can be allocated a maximum of four male and four female qualification slots for athletes competing in the men’s and women’s events, and no more than three qualification slots in the quad sport class for a maximum quota allocation of eleven qualification slots per NPC. As such, doubles pairings in the larger teams must be made from the qualified singles players of that team.[1]

The majority of the qualifiers will be chosen by rankings on 23 May 2016. A smaller number will be chosen by the Bipartite Commission, while the host country will also be allocated quota places. A small number of direct qualiifers will also be allocated places from continental games.

Qualifiers for the Paralympic Games 2016 – Wheelchair Tennis[1]
Qualification Method Men Women Quad Totals
ITF Wheelchair Tennis
Regional Games
Direct Allocation
2014 Asian Para Games
Incheon, South Korea
N/A 2
Japan Thailand
2015 Parapan American Games
Toronto, Canada
N/A 2
Argentina Brazil
ITF Wheelchair Tennis
Singles Rankings
23 May 2016
France (4)
Great Britain (4)
Japan (3)
Argentina (2)
Brazil (3)
Spain (3)
Australia
Austria
Netherlands
Poland
South Africa
Belgium
China
Israel
Italy
Sweden
Netherlands (4)
Great Britain (3)
Japan (3)
Brazil (2)
Germany (2)
United States (2)
Chile
China
France
Italy
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
Thailand
Chinese Taipei
Great Britain (3)
Israel (2)
Japan (2)
United States (2)
Italy
Australia
South Africa
68
Bipartite Commission Canada
Chile
Colombia
Greece
Hungary
South Korea (2)
Malaysia
Sri Lanka
Thailand
United States(2)
Brazil
Chile
China
Colombia
France
Spain
Turkey
United States
Australia
Brazil (2)
United States
24
ITF Wheelchair Tennis
Doubles Rankings
23 May 2016
Belgium
Brazil
China
Sweden
N/A N/A 8

Events[edit]

Six events will be 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
Gordon Reid
 Great Britain
Alfie Hewett
 Great Britain
Joachim Gérard
 Belgium
Men’s doubles
details
 France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Nicolas Peifer
 Great Britain (GBR)
Alfie Hewett
Gordon Reid
 Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida
Women’s singles
details
Jiske Griffioen
 Netherlands
Aniek van Koot
 Netherlands
Yui Kamiji
 Japan
Women’s doubles
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Aniek van Koot
 Netherlands (NED)
Marjolein Buis
Diede de Groot
 Great Britain (GBR)
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley
Quad singles
details
Dylan Alcott
 Australia
Andrew Lapthorne
 Great Britain
David Wagner
 United States
Quad doubles
details
 Australia (AUS)
Dylan Alcott
Heath Davidson
 United States (USA)
Nicholas Taylor
David Wagner
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jamie Burdekin
Andrew Lapthorne

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 4
2  Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2
3  Great Britain (GBR) 1 3 2 6
4  France (FRA) 1 0 0 1
5  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
6  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
7  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

Competition schedule[edit]

Competition lasts from 9 to 16 September.

OC Opening ceremony Competition  ● Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September 2016 7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
12
Mon
13
Tue
14
Wed
15
Thu
16
Fri
17
Sat
18
Sun
Gold
medals
Wheelchair tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg Wheelchair Tennis OC  ●   ●   ●  ●   ●  ●  CC 6

References

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