Wheelchair Basketball at Tokyo 2020 by the numbers

Wheelchair Basketball at Tokyo 2020 by the numbers

In numbers: wheelchair basketball at Tokyo 2020. The men’s competition has been held since the first Paralympic Games in 1960 while the women’s competition was added to the Paralympic programme in 1968.

0 – Players in either men’s or women’s wheelchair basketball who have won the complete set of Paralympic medals (at least one gold, silver and bronze). Several players could achieve the feat at Tokyo 2020.

2 – Teams coached at Tokyo 2020 by Craig FRIDAY, who is in charge of Australia’s men’s and women’s teams.

4 – Patrick ANDERSON (CAN) can win a record fourth Paralympic gold medal in wheelchair basketball. He currently shares the record of three gold medals with eight Canadian men’s and women’s players, none of whom are participating at Tokyo 2020.

12 – Record number of Paralympic gold medals won by the United States in wheelchair basketball (eight in the men’s competition, four in the women’s competition).

14 – The total player classification points for each team’s five players on court cannot exceed 14 points at any given time. Players are classified on a points system from one to 4.5, depending on the degree of impairments.

22 – Teams in wheelchair basketball at Tokyo 2020: 12 in the men’s competition and 10 in the women’s competition.

24 – Seconds a team has to shoot the ball to avoid a shot clock violation.

73 – Wheelchair basketball games at Tokyo 2020.

263 – Wheelchair basketball players at Tokyo 2020 (144 men, 119 women), fourth-most among all sports.

1945 – Year in which wheelchair basketball was first played at two USA World War II veterans’ administration hospitals.

100,000 – There are more than 100,000 wheelchair basketball players worldwide, according to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).

For full wheelchair basketball schedule and results click here

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