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IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship

May 27, 2022 - June 4, 2022

The IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship will take place between 27 May – 4 June 2022 at the Chiba Port Arena in Chiba, Japan.

The Championship, which showcases elite junior male players of the sport, was originally scheduled for 2021 but had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Zonal Qualification:

  • Europe:  SpainGermanyTurkeyIsrael, France
  • Asia Oceania: 4 spots (including Japan as hosts)
  • Americas: 2 spots
  • Africa: 1 spot

The IWBF Men’s U23 World Championship is normally held every four years with 12 countries participating. The upcoming championship will be the 7th edition of the event and the first time it will be held in Asia. The previous championship took place in 2017 (Toronto, Canada), where Great Britain won gold and Japan finished fourth.

To be eligible to compete, male players must be born on or after 1st January 1999. This is keeping the same age category as if the event was held in 2021 to ensure no players who would have been eligible in the previous year miss out because of the postponement.

The draw and schedule will be completed once all the qualified countries have been confirmed in early 2022.

For further information on how to volunteer or get involved please contact the Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Federation.


May 27, 2022
June 4, 2022
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Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Federation


Chiba Port Arena
1-20 Tonyacho, Chuo Ward
Chiba, 260-0025 Japan
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