Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship heats up at Brock

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Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship heats up at Brock

Published on July 25 2011


The inaugural Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships is in full swing at Brock University.

The Playoff Round is currently underway with eight games taking place Tuesday and Wednesday. The Championship Round games will take place on Thursday. All games are being played in the Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Team Canada seized the top spot in Pool B with a 60-47 victory over Germany on Sunday, advancing to a quarter-final clash with Mexico. The two teams will play Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Countries participating in the tournament include Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

Wheelchair basketball is a fast paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the Paralympic Games.

This first-ever tournament of its kind represents a milestone event in the ongoing growth of wheelchair basketball around the globe and forges a legacy of unprecedented opportunity for young women in sport.

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation event, which runs until July 21, is being co-hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada and Brock.

All of the games will be webcast live on the tournament website, which is also the primary source for the latest news, event information, ticketing, team rosters, schedules and game results.

The site features a comprehensive social media hub with exclusive access to videos, photo galleries, contests, polls, and athlete blogs.

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Women’s U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships