Wheelchair basketball

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Wheelchair basketball

Originally developed for rehabilitation by World War II veterans, Wheelchair Basketball was introduced in the 1960 Paralympics at Rome is one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games today. Each team comprises of five players, and the game’s goal is to prevent the opposing team from getting the ball and scoring a goal.

The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) is the sole world governing body for the sport.

What’s in it for you?

Even though leg movements are limited, the torso of players need to be well built. Regular training will also help participants improve agility, reaction time and thought processing.  Since Wheelchair basketball is a game played in groups, it is a social game that fosters friendships and solidarity among team members while instilling self-control and responsibility.

Eligibility

Amputees    ✓Cerebral Palsy    Spinal Cord Injury

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