Frankfurt 2013: By the numbers

Here are some key figures regarding the wheelchair basketball European Championships ahead of this month’s event. 08 Jun 2013
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Spain's Rafael Muino Gamez evades Italy's Galliano Marchionni during a preliminary men's wheelchair basketball game at London 2012.

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By Nate Wiliams | For the IPC

Take a look are some numbers associated with the tournament with just a couple of weeks to go.

The IBWF Wheelchair Basketball European Championships will be one of the hottest para-sport events of the summer, taking place from 28 June- 7 July in Frankfurt, Germany.

Take a look are some numbers associated with the tournament with just a couple of weeks to go.

20: There have been 20 editions of the European Championships for the men since Belgium hosted and won the inaugural tournament back in 1970.

14: Frankfurt 2013 will host the 14th edition of the women’s tournament since competition began in 1974.

6: The women’s team of the host nation Germany have won the last six tournaments with victories over the Netherlands in the final. The last final in 2011 was close with Germany winning by just six points, 48-42.

4: France are the only men’s team in the history of the competition to be crowned European champions four times in a row between 1982 and 1991.

8: Current bronze medallists, Great Britain women’s team, have competed in the last eight bronze-medal games at the Championships. They have only lost one of those eight games to rivals France in 2005.

13: The Netherlands men’s team have collected 13 medals in total. Their current coach, Gertjan van der Linden, was an influential player on the gold-medal winning team of 1993.

2: There have only been two other women’s teams besides Germany and the Netherlands to compete for the gold medal. They are France (1974) and Israel (1987).

1: Spain have only competed in one men’s European final back in 1995. They lost by one point to Great Britain as the game finished at 55-54 in Paris.

3: The Netherlands women’s team won three consecutive gold medals between 1993 and 1997.

5: Great Britain’s men’s team head to Frankfurt as defending European champions and will hope to successfully defend their title and land a fifth gold medal.