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IWBF Europe Congress Elections in Worcester
IWBF Europe Congress Elections in Worcester

Europe’s greatest thought leaders gathered this week at the University of Worcester, to debate the biggest issues in Wheelchair Basketball.

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Huge congratulations to the All Star 5s
Huge congratulations to the All Star 5s

Huge congratulation to the athletes selected for the All Star 5s at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

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Great Britain Men’s wheelchair basketball team crowned European Champions for third time in a row
Great Britain Men’s wheelchair basketball team crowned European Champions for third time in a row

In a thrilling European Championship Final GB Men wheelchair basketball team retained their European Championships title beating Turkey convincingly, 87 – 66.

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GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team earn fifth consecutive European bronze medal
GB Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team earn fifth consecutive European bronze medal

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.

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Game 73: Impressive Great Britain overcome Turkey to be crowned European Champions
Game 73: Impressive Great Britain overcome Turkey to be crowned European Champions

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. 

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Game 72: Germany impress to go home with the bronze medal
Game 72: Germany impress to go home with the bronze medal

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.

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Game 71: Germany survive orange crush to claim 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championship gold medal
Game 71: Germany survive orange crush to claim 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championship gold medal

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.

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Game 70: Great Britain strike bronze with comprehensive defeat of France
Game 70: Great Britain strike bronze with comprehensive defeat of France

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.

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Game 69: Spain Men's Team secure Europe’s final qualifying spot for Rio Paralympic Games
Game 69: Spain Men's Team secure Europe’s final qualifying spot for Rio Paralympic Games

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.

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First-come, first-served: tickets going fast!
First-come, first-served: tickets going fast!

It’s less than 24 hours until Europe’s top eight teams take to court for the final time at the 2015 European Wheelchair Basketball Championships and tickets are now only available on the door at the University of Worcester Arena.

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