Europe’s greatest thought leaders gathered this week at the University of Worcester, to debate the biggest issues in Wheelchair Basketball.
Huge congratulation to the athletes selected for the All Star 5s at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.
In a thrilling European Championship Final GB Men wheelchair basketball team retained their European Championships title beating Turkey convincingly, 87 – 66.
As the world prepared to mark one year to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the GB Women’s Team took to court for the final time at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, overcoming a gritty performance by France to defend their 2013 bronze medal with a 69-39 win.
An excellent Great Britain performance crushed an impressed Turkey team to win the gold medal at the European championships. Both teams started well with GB edging the first quarter with there superior shooting. Great Britain lost their flow in the 2nd quarter but after the break multiple 3 point plays by GB gave them a huge lead and the confidence to close out the final quarter to win 87-66.
In the bronze medal play off, Germany impressed in a win over the Netherlands. Germany started well, but the momentum flowed between both teams for the game to be tied at half time. After the break Germany restricted the Netherlands' offence and pulled out a commanding lead which never looked under threat. After a momentary fightback by Netherlands, Germany came out victorious 74-56.
Another edition of the ongoing saga of twelve consecutive gold medal matches between European wheelchair basketball’s powerhouse nations, it was Germany who took charge early on and saw through a 72-62 victory, avenging for their only previous defeat of the tournament.
With Great Britain and France falling from the semi-finals into the medal match that no team ideally wants to play in, it was the Great Britain team that from the opening buzzer were set on claiming the 2015 women’s European Wheelchair Basketball Championships bronze medal.
On the penultimate day of the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, the last game saw Spain overcome Italy by 86 to 55 in a fierce 5th/6th play off game: the teams not only battling for a top five finish but the continent’s final qualifying place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.