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European Wheelchair Basketball Championship

The European Wheelchair Basketball Championship, is the main wheelchair basketball competition contested biennially by national teams governed by IWBF Europe, the European zone within the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The European Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

IWBF European Championship
SportWheelchair basketball
Founded1970
Inaugural season1970 (men)
1974 (women)
ContinentIWBF Europe (Europe)
Great Britain vs. Germany, men's semifinal in 2007: Dirk Köhler-Lenz (Germany, #15) and Jon Pollock (Great Britain, #9).

The first European Championship for men was held in 1970.[1][2] The first European Championship for women was held in 1974.[1][3]

Contents

SummariesEdit

[1][2][3]

MenEdit

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1970
Details
  BEL
(Brugge)
 
Belgium
 
France
 
Great Britain
1971
Details
  FRA
(Kerpape)
 
Great Britain
 
France
 
Netherlands
1974
Details
  FRA
(Kerpape)
 
Great Britain
45–40  
Netherlands
 
France
1977
Details
  NED
(Raalte)
 
Israel
 
Netherlands
 
France
1978
Details
  FRA
(Kerpape)
 
Israel
 
France
 
Netherlands
1981
Details
   SUI
(Geneva)
 
Israel
74–68  
France
 
Netherlands
1982
Details
  SWE
(Falun)[4][5]
 
France
63–58  
Israel
 
Sweden
1987
Details
  FRA
(Lorient)
 
France
63–50  
Netherlands
 
Belgium
1989
Details
  FRA
(Charleville-Mezières)
 
France
 
Netherlands
 
Germany
1991
Details
  ESP
(Ferrol)
 
France
57–50  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
85–59  
Israel
1993
Details
  GER
(Berlin)
 
Netherlands
57–52  
Great Britain
 
France
61–42  
Germany
1995
Details
  FRA
(Paris)
 
Great Britain
55–54  
Spain
 
Netherlands
64–45  
France
1997
Details
  ESP
(Madrid)
 
France
46–44  
Great Britain
 
Finland
59–53  
Spain
1999
Details
  NED
(Roermond)
 
France
57–40  
Germany
 
Netherlands
53–49  
Great Britain
2001-2002
Details
  NED
(Amsterdam)
 
France
67–56  
Netherlands
 
Germany
70–67  
Great Britain
2003
Details
  ITA
(Sassari, Porto Torres)
 
Italy
60–47  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
74–64  
France
2005
Details
  FRA
(Paris)[6]
 
Italy
56–54  
Great Britain
 
Sweden
54–52  
Israel
2007
Details
  GER
(Wetzlar)[7]
 
Sweden
76–66  
Great Britain
 
Germany
69–56  
Israel
2009
Details
  TUR
(Adana)[8]
 
Italy
64–52  
Turkey
 
Great Britain
73–65  
Poland
2011
Details
  ISR
(Nazareth, Israel)[9]
 
Great Britain
76-65  
Germany
 
Spain
71–65  
Poland
2013
Details
  GER
(Frankfurt)[10]
 
Great Britain
59-57  
Turkey
 
Spain
65–56  
Sweden
2015
Details
  GBR
(Worcester)
 
Great Britain
87-66  
Turkey
 
Germany
74-56  
Netherlands
2017
Details
  ESP
(Tenerife)
 
Turkey
76-69  
Great Britain
 
Germany
61-56  
Netherlands

Men's Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France74314
2  Great Britain65415
3  Israel3104
4  Italy3003
5  Netherlands17513
6  Turkey1304
7  Sweden1023
8  Belgium1012
9  Germany0257
10  Spain0123
11  Finland0011
Totals (11 nations)23232369

WomenEdit

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1974
Details
  FRA
(Kerpape)
 
Germany
35–20  
France
 
Yugoslavia
1987
Details
  FRA
(Lorient)
 
Germany
 
Israel
 
Netherlands
1989
Details
  FRA
(Charleville-Mezières)
 
Netherlands
40–37  
Germany
 
Israel
1991
Details
  ESP
(Ferrol)
 
Germany
49–48  
Netherlands
 
France
1993
Details
  GER
(Berlin)
 
Netherlands
53–38  
Germany
 
France
38–32  
Israel
1995
Details
  NED
(Delden)
 
Netherlands
43–37  
Germany
 
Great Britain
32–33  
Israel
1997
Details
  ESP
(Madrid)
 
Netherlands
36–32  
Germany
 
Great Britain
48–12  
Israel
1999
Details
  NED
(Roermond)[11]
 
Germany
40–37  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
49–28  
Russia
2003
Details
  GER
(Hamburg)
 
Germany
65–58  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
48–32  
France
2005
Details
  FRA
(Villeneuve d'Ascq)
 
Germany
66–39  
Netherlands
 
France
41–32  
Great Britain
2007
Details
  GER
(Wetzlar)[7]
 
Germany
61–35  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
56–29  
Spain
2009
Details
  GBR
(Stoke Mandeville)
 
Germany
82–45  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
53–41  
France
2011
Details
  ISR
(Nazareth)[12]
 
Germany
48–42  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
60–47  
France
2013
Details
  GER
(Frankfurt)[13]
 
Netherlands
57–56  
Germany
 
Great Britain
60–39  
France
2015
Details
  GBR
(Worcester)
 
Germany
72-62  
Netherlands
 
Great Britain
69-39  
France
2017
Details
  ESP
(Tenerife)
 
Netherlands
56-46  
Germany
 
Great Britain
68-37  
France

Women's Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Germany106016
2  Netherlands68115
3  France0134
4  Israel0112
5  Great Britain001010
6  Yugoslavia0011
Totals (6 nations)16161648

DivisionEdit

Division B SummariesEdit

Division C SummariesEdit

Men’s Division CEdit

Women’s Division CEdit

YouthEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c History IWBF Europe, (.doc-file Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine) IWBF Europe
  2. ^ a b History, ecmw.eu
  3. ^ a b Chronology of Events - In the Development of Wheelchair Basketball Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine, International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)
  4. ^ The 50th anniversary of wheelchair basketball: a history, By Horst Strohkendl, Armand Thiboutot, Google Books
  5. ^ Rullstolsbasketens historia (Swedish), Svenska Basketbollförbundet
  6. ^ IWBF - Italians defend European crown, fiba.com, July 4, 2005
  7. ^ a b Eurobasketball 2007, Official site of the 2007 IWBF European Championship
  8. ^ TUR – Italy beat Turkey to win European gold in Wheelchair Basketball, fiba.com, October 16, 2009
  9. ^ Results 2011, iwbf-europe.org, September, 2011
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ World History of Wheelchair Basketball, Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA)
  12. ^ 2011 IWBF European Championship
  13. ^ "2013 IWBF European Championship". Archived from the original on 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-12.

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