Wheelchair Basketball highlights - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Check out this highlight video of Wheelchair Basketball at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Miller, Tyler
Peter, Richard
Rouillard, Yvon
Wagner, Brandon
Hedges, Bo
Lancia, Adam
Johnson, Joey
Jassman, Chad
Eng, David
Durepos, Dave
Dini, Abdi
Anderson, Patrick

Alcott, Dylan
Knowles, Tristan
Mizens, Grant
Simmons, Tige
Norris, Shaun
Ness, Brad
Eveson, Justin
Stibners, Brett
Taylor, Nick
Latham, Bill
Blair, Jannik
Hartnett, Michael

Bronze: USA
Waller, William
Barber, Eric
Chambers, Joseph
Hinze, Nate
Jenifer, Trevon
Lade, Jeremy
Lynch, Ian
Nelms, Jason
Schulte, Paul
Scott, Matt
Serio, Steven
Turek, Joshua

Zeyen, Annika
Lindholm, Maya
Kuhn, Maria
Friedrich, Heike
Dillmann, Britt
Briessmann, Annegret
Breuer, Annabel
Mohnen, Marina
Muller, Edina
Schunemann, Gesche
Welin, Johanna
Adermann, Mareike

Gauci, Kylie
Del Toso, Leanne
Merritt, Amber
Chaplin, Shelley
Hill, Katie
Nott, Clare
Kean, Bridie
Mckenzie, Tina
Carter, Amanda
Crispin, Cobi
Vinci, Sarah
Stewart, Sarah

Van Bergen, Barbara
Beijer, Mariska
Garnier, Petra
Houwen, Lucie
Huitzing, Inge
Korver, Cher
Oosterbaan, Roos
Pronk, Saskia
Timmerman, Sanne
De Rooij-Versloot, Carolina
Visser, Jitske
Wevers, Miranda

Wheelchair basketball was originally developed by World War II veterans in the USA in 1945. At the same time, Sir Ludwig Guttmann developed a similar sport, Wheelchair Netball, at the Spinal Rehabilitation Hospital in Stoke Mandeville.

Since then, the sport has grown worldwide and was introduced on the global stage at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games, and today it is practiced in nearly 100 countries.

It is designed for athletes who have a physical impairment that prevents running, jumping and pivoting.
Men and women play on teams of five players each and the measurements of the court and the height of the baskets are the same as in able-bodied basketball.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to develop sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality. For further information, please visit http://www.paralympic.org.

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