Hamburg 2018: Argentina men’s team named

Third appearance at wheelchair basketball World Championships 21 Jul 2018
a group of Argentinian male wheelchair basketballers pose on a court

Argentina are contesting their third whelechair basketball World Championships

By Paradeportes and IWBF

Argentina men’s wheelchair basketball team for the 2018 World Championships has been announced by Head Coach Mauro Varela. Toronto 2015 Parapan American bronze medallist Adolfo Berdun will lead the squad in Hamburg, Germany, between 16 and 26 August.

This will be Argentina’s third appearance at a Worlds and they will look to better their highest finish of 10th in Edmonton, Canada, in 1994. They will be tested in the early stages against Australia, Netherlands, and Spain in Group D.

“We want to have enough weapons to be a competitive team and we have to show it on the court,” said Varela.

“We are in Group D with Spain, Australia and Netherlands, three great teams that have been preparing since April with friendly games.

“The reality for Argentina is that we cannot follow the same preparation. Therefore we have to be positive and learn to grow in the game as well as enjoy the experience of competing at a World Championships.”

Argentina men’s wheelchair basketball team

Alberto Esteche (2.0)

Fernando Ovejero (3.0)

Joel Gabas (4.0)

Franco Alessandrini (1.0)

Gustavo Villafañe (1.0)

Nicolas Valenzuela (1.0)

Maximiliano Ruggeri (2.5)

Daniel Copa (4.5)

Cristian Gomez (4.5)

Adrian Perez (3.0)

Adolfo Berdun (3.5)

Ivan Gomez (3.0)