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2022 IWBF World Championships

June 9 - June 20

2022 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships originally scheduled for 16 – 27 November 2022 have been postponed until 9 – 20 June 2023.

Hosts United Arab Emirates will welcome over 300 international wheelchair basketball players representing 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams to compete over twelve days of competition at the showcase event.


The qualification tournaments for the 2022 World Championships took place in all four Zones:

The Zonal spots for each competition were determined from the final standings of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Final qualification places for the 2022 World Championships.

Zone Men Women
Africa 1 1
Americas 4 3
Asia Oceania* 6 4
Europe 5 4
  16 12

*including UAE as Host Nation in both Men and Women


Qualified Teams:


Women: Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands & Spain

Men: France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands


Women: Algeria

Men: Egypt


Women: Australia, Japan, Thailand*, China*

Men: Australia, Iran, Korea, Thailand, Iraq


Women: Canada, USA, Brazil

Men: USA, Argentina, Canada, Brazil

*China and Thailand replace their zonal counterpart Iran and United Arab Emirates in the women’s competition.

About the World Championships

The World Championships is the showcase international competition for wheelchair basketball contested by the best men’s and women’s national teams from across the world. The event is held every four years with the previous Championships in 2018 taking place in Hamburg, Germany. https://iwbf.org/world-championships/



June 9
June 20
Event Category:


Dubai Club for People of Determination
United Arab Emirates NPC


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