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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Basketball

Asian Para-Games spots on line at West Asia Championships

Eight teams will compete in Dubai: Iraq, Oman, Jordan, UAE, Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Syria. 09 May 2014
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A man in a wheelchair shoots a basketball layup.

UAE will host the 2014 IWBF West Asia Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

ⒸFazza
By IPC

The Asian Para-Games are scheduled to take place from 18-24 October in Incheon, South Korea, where Japan and South Korea are expected to be the top contenders in wheelchair basketball.

The 2014 IWBF West Asia Wheelchair Basketball Championships will begin on Saturday (10 May) in Dubai, UAE, where four teams will try to qualify for October’s Asian Para-Games.

Also known as the Fazza Championships for the Disabled, the men’s tournament at the Al Ahli Club in Dubai will be played round-robin style the first three days with the semi-finals to take place on 13 May and the final on 14 May.

Group A will include Iraq, Oman, Jordan and UAE, while Group B will consist of Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

The top three finishers will qualify for the Asian Para-Games.

The Asian Para-Games are scheduled to take place from 18-24 October in Incheon, South Korea, where Japan and South Korea are expected to be the top contenders in wheelchair basketball.