Almost a decade after achieving a Silver medal status at the 2012 London Paralympics, the final 12-strong Australian Gliders squad headed for Tokyo has been announced by Paralympics Australia earlier today.
With a little over 100 days to go, Australia’s men’s and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams now know who they will meet in the preliminary stage of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Basketball Australia has appointed Craig Friday as the head coach of both Australia’s senior men’s and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams for 2021.
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has classified two Australian athletes as ineligible to play in IWBF competitions following results from the first phase of ongoing assessments for athlete eligibility, adhering to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Classification Code.
Teisha Shadwell began her basketball career like many others, following in the footsteps of her older siblings. She worked her way from domestic under 8’s to representative under 14’s playing in the top team for her club and even taking home the gold at the National Championships.
We are experiencing unprecedented times globally and in our sport of Basketball we have been working with all areas of the sport across Australia to ensure we are making decisions that protect the health and safety of the community, our participants and athletes.
The Australian Gliders have achieved a silver medal at the AOZ Championships and having defeated Japan in the semi-final have officially qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
SEMI-FINAL – AUS v JAP
The Australian Gliders have defeated Japan by 12 points securing themselves a spot in the gold medal match and more importantly a qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
GAME 3 – AUS v JAP
The Australian Gliders have made a strong comeback to defeat Japan 58-55 in their third game at the AOZ Championships.
The Australian Rollers have continued their winning streak in Thailand, defeating Iran by 23 points.
The Australian Gliders have secured one win and one loss in the first two days of competition at the 2019 Asia Oceania Championships in Thailand.
Basketball Australia, along with Basketball Victoria, will be holding free wheelchair basketball clinics in Geelong and Warrnambool on December 2 and 3.
Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Gliders team for the 2019 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championships to be held in Pattaya, Thailand from November 27 to December 8, 2019.
TOKYO - In what was a tight contest for three of the four quarters, it was the third that spelled doom for the Gliders in their 62-48 loss to Japan on Saturday.