Saturday, October 20, 2012

Interesting Facts About Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball was invented by World War II veterans in the USA in 1945.

Basketball is open to athletes whose disability may be paraplegia, lower limb amputation, cerebral palsy and polio.

The height of the basket and size of the court are in accordance with International Basketball Federation (FIBA) regulations.

Basketball became a Paralympic sport in Rome in 1960.

The Australian Men’s team is called the Rollers and the Women’s team is the Gliders!

Athletes are classified according to their physical ability and are given a points rating between 1 and 4.5.

One point equates to the most severe disability, 4.5 to the least.

Each team fields five players but may not exceed a total of 14 points at any given time.

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