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Men’s wheelchair basketball has featured at every Paralympic Games since 1960. Women’s competition was introduced in 1968. The sport is governed by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
Wheelchair basketball has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since the 1960 Summer Paralympics in Rome. Winning the Paralympics is considered to be the highest honour in international wheelchair basketball, followed by the World Championships of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) for men and women and the respective intercontinental championships.
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is composed of national associations governing the practice of wheelchair basketball. Its mission-statement is to provide opportunities for persons with a lower limb disability to play the game of wheelchair basketball. It organises and oversees international competitions, establishes the rules of the game and sets standards of practice and equipment, while also actively seeking to raise public awareness of the importance and benefits ...
Competition Format. Teams consisted of twelve players, of whom five were on court at any one time. Each player was rated between 0.5 and 4.5 points based on the extent of their disability, with 4.5 representing the least physical limitation. The sum of the rates of all players on court at any time was limited to 14.5 points per team.
The wheelchair basketball subsection they created got a new name—International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). After this time, a lot of things changed in the game. The year 1993, saw the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) gain its full independence to become the global governing body responsible for the growth, management, and control of wheelchair basketball.
The basic rules of wheelchair basketball are very similar to running basketball (for example the height of the basket, distance to the foul line, three point line, etc., are the same measurements as in the game of running basketball), but over time they have evolved as well. In 1964, basic international rules were adopted which included minor adjustments to meet the needs of the game in a wheelchair.
Wheelchair basketball is basketball played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport. These include spina bifida, birth defects, cerebral palsy, paralysis due to accident, amputations, and many other disabilities. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation is the governing body for this sport. It is recognized by the International Paralympic Committee as the sole competent authority in wheelchair basketball worldwide. FIBA has rec