The schedule for the wheelchair basketball competition at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games has been revealed.
The wheelchair basketball competition, which will take place between Saturday 24th August and Saturday 31st August in Lima, Peru, is the zonal qualification tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. There are three men’s spots and two women’s spots up for grabs.
Eight men’s teams – Peru, Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Brazil and Puerto Rico – will be split across two pools and will play a round robin in their group across four days to determine their placing and the crossovers for the quarter-finals, which are set to take place on the Wednesday 28th August. The winners will progress to the semi-finals on the Friday 30th August, with the bronze and gold medal games on the Saturday 31st August.
The eight women’s teams – Peru, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, USA, Chile and Brazil – will also be split across two pools and play in a round robin, however it will be the top two from each pool to qualify directly for the semi-finals, set to take place on the Thursday 29th August. The bottom two in each pool go straight into the crossover games for placing on the Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August, with the medal games taking place the following day.
Reigning Paralympic Champions, the USA men’s and women’s teams, will open the tournament on Saturday 24th August in back-to-back games against Puerto Rico and Chile respectively.
Hosts Peru will begin their Parapan campaign against Brazil in both the men’s and women’s tournament to conclude the opening day of action.
For more information about Lima 2019 Parapan American Game please visit https://www.lima2019.pe/en/lima-2019/juegos-parapanamericanos
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