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2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships

January 12 - January 20

The IWBF Asia Oceania Zone will host their Zonal Championship the 2024 Asia Oceania Championship in Bangkok, Thailand between 12 – 20 January 2024.

 

Qualification for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

The Asia Oceania Championship is the zonal qualification tournament for the wheelchair basketball competition at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

The winning team from both the men’s and women’s competitions will earn a ticket to the Paris 2024 Paralympics Games.

Second and third place in the women’s competition will earn a place in the 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage in Osaka, Japan, whilst second place in the men’s competition will earn a place at the 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage in Antibes, France.

Men's Competition

The Men’s Championship will see 11 countries take part in the Asia Oceania Championships.

Pool A:

Australia, China, Iran, Japan, Korea, and Thailand.

Pool B:

Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Both pools will engage in a single round-robin format to determine rankings, with the top two teams in Pool B advancing to the quarterfinals as the 7th and 8th seeds in Pool A.

Women's Competition

Nine teams will compete in the Women’s Championship.

Pool A:

Australia, China, and Japan.

Pool B:

Cambodia, India, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Asia Oceania Zone Team.

 

Pool A will play a double round-robin, while Pool B will engage in a single round-robin format. The top team in Pool B will secure the 4th position in Pool A, earning a spot in the semi-finals.

*Results for and against the AOZ team will not go towards the overall standing.

Women's Final Standings
  1. China (Qualified directly for Paris 2024)
  2. Japan (Qualified directly for 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage)
  3. Australia (Qualified directly for 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage)
  4. Thailand (Qualified directly for 2024 IWBF Women’s Repechage)
  5. AOZ Team
  6. Cambodia
  7. Laos
  8. Philippines
  9. India
Men's Final Standings
  1. Australia (Qualified directly for Paris 2024)
  2. Iran (Qualified directly for 2024 IWBF Men’s Repechage)
  3. Korea
  4. Japan
  5. China
  6. Thailand
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Afghanistan
  9. Philippines
  10. United Arab Emirates
  11. New Zealand
All Star Five Teams
Men’s All-Star
  • 1.0 – 1.5 –  Jun Seong Kwak (Korea)
  • 2.0 – 2.5 –  Renshi Chokai (Japan)
  • 3.0 – 3.5 –  Qin Xulei (China)
  • 4.0 – 4.5 –  Mohamadhassan Sayari (Iran)
  • Most Valuable Player – Bill Latham (Australia)

 

Women’s All-Star

  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Mayo Hagino (Japan)
  • 2.0 – 2.5 –  Amane Yanagimoto (Japan)
  • 3.0 – 3.5 –  Natnapa Ponin (Thailand)
  • 4.0 – 4.5  – Xuemei Zhang (China)
  • Most Valuable Player – Suiling Lin (China)

 

Citi Partnership

In a commitment to nurturing the expansion and advancement of women’s wheelchair basketball throughout the region, Citi, a key partner of PARA SPORT, the grassroots-to-high performance program of the International Paralympic Committee, is supporting the participation of the six teams (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, India, the Philippines, and the Asia Oceania Team) in these championships.

This collaboration has a dual focus: promoting increased involvement and dismantling barriers. Notably, support is extended to less economically developed nations that might struggle to participate due to financial constraints. Furthermore, a distinctive opportunity arises through the formation of an Asia Oceania Zone team, bringing together players from nations like Nepal, Afghanistan, and Bahrain.

Venue

The competition will take place at the Bangkok Youth Center (Thai – Japan) in Bangkok.

Spectators

The Championships is FREE to attend and open to all spectators. No tickets are necessary.

 

Live Stream

All games will be streamed via the IWBF YouTube Channel.

Media Accreditation

Any media who are looking to cover the event please submit your details via the Online Media Accreditation Form.

2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships

Watch the live stream of the 2024 Asia Oceania Championships on the IWBF YouTube Channel.

2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships Schedule (PDF Version)

Men's Schedule, Results & Stats

Women's Schedule, Results & Stats

Details

Start:
January 12
End:
January 20
Event Category:

Organizers

IWBF Asia Oceania
Thailand Wheelchair Basketball Association

Venue

Bangkok Youth Center (Thai – Japanese)
2 Mit Maitri Rd, Din Daeng
Bangkok, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
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