The top junior wheelchair basketball teams in the world are making their final preparations for what promises to be eight days of fierce competition as the Men’s U23 World Championship returns to Toronto tomorrow (8th June).

The 2017 Men’s U23 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship runs from June 8-16 and features 12 teams from four International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) zones as they vie for the highly coveted world championship title.

In Pool A, there will be heated matches between several contenders including the previous host Turkey, three-time bronze medallists Australia, one-time silver medallist Brazil, and host and two-time gold medallist Canada. Italy and Iran will be making their second Men’s U23 World Championship appearances will also compete for a top spot in Pool A.

Pool B features the reigning champion, Germany, the United States boasting two gold medals, one silver and one bronze, as well as one-time silver medallist Japan. Rounding out the group of teams battling for position in Pool B is Great Britain, France and South Africa.