2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship
VenueNational Indoor Arena
LocationBirmingham
Start date7 July
End date17 July
Competitors12 teams (men)
10 teams (women) from 16 nations
The Championship was staged at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
The Championship was staged at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.
#9 Vincenzo Di Bennardo, Italy vs USA, Men's Bronze Medal Game
#9 Vincenzo Di Bennardo, Italy vs USA, Men's Bronze Medal Game

The 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship was held in Birmingham, Great Britain from 7 to 17 July 2010. Both the men's and women's tournaments were held. The Championships was a qualifying event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.[1]

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team  Australia (AUS)

Dylan Alcott
Jeremy Doyle
Justin Eveson
Michael Hartnett
Tristan Knowles
Bill Latham
John Mcphail
Grant Mizens
Brad Ness
Shaun Norris
Tige Simmons
Brett Stibners
Coach: Ben Ettridge

 France (FRA)

Laurent Blasczak
Audrey Cayol
Jerome Courneil
Roger Deda
Jerome Duran
Franck Etavard
Frederic Guyot
Nicolas Jouanserre
David Levrat
Bertrand Libman
Sofyane Mehiaoui
Ludovic Sarron
Coach: Franck Belen

 United States (USA)

Eric Barber
Joseph Chambers
Jacob Counts
Nathan Hinze
Jeremy Lade
Matthew Lesperance
Jason Nelms
Michael Paye
Paul Schulte
Matthew Scott
Steve Serio
William Waller
Coach: James Glatch

Women's team  United States (USA)

Sarah Castle
Jennifer Chew
Carlee Hoffman
Darlene Hunter
Mary Allison Milford
Caitlin Mcdermott
Desiree Miller
Rebecca Murray
Christina Ripp
Natalie Schneider
Stephanie Wheeler
Andrea Woodson-Smith
Coach: David Kiley

 Germany (GER)

Mareike Adermann
Silke Bleifuß
Annabel Breuer
Heike Friedrich
Simone Kues
Maria Kühn
Maya Lindholm
Birgit Meitner
Marina Mohnen
Edina Müller
Gesche Schünemann
Annika Zeyen
Coach: Holger Glinicki

 Canada (CAN)

Marni Abbott-Peter
Elaine Allard
Chantal Benoit
Tracey Ferguson
Tara Feser
Katie Harnock
Nancy Lafleche
Janet McLachlan
Kendra Ohama
Cindy Ouellet
Jessica Vliegenthart
Elisha Williams
Coach: Bill Johnson

Squads

Main article: 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship squads

Each of the 12 men's and 10 women's teams selected a squad of 12 players for the tournament.

Athletes are given an eight-level-score specific to wheelchair basketball, ranging from 0.5 to 4.5. Lower scores represent a higher degree of disability.[2] The sum score of all players on the court cannot exceed 14.

Men

Preliminary round

All times local (UTC)

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts.
 Great Britain 5 5 0 379 272 +107 10
 United States 5 4 1 412 264 +148 9
 Italy 5 3 2 308 327 −19 8
 Poland 5 2 3 316 346 −30 7
 Japan 5 1 4 297 377 −80 6
 South Korea 5 0 5 269 395 −126 5
7 July 2010
Great Britain  87–43  South Korea National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
8 July 2010
Italy  74–69  Poland National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Japan  59–74  Great Britain National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
South Korea  67–92  United States National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
9 July 2010
United States  83–34  Poland National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Japan  71–55  South Korea National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Great Britain  65–45  Italy National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
10 July 2010
Poland  82–61  Japan National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
United States  82–39  Italy National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
11 July 2010
Japan  46–89  United States National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Italy  73–51  South Korea National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Poland  59–75  Great Britain National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
12 July 2010
Great Britain  78–66  United States National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Italy  77–60  Japan National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
South Korea  53–72  Poland National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts.
 Australia 5 5 0 381 253 +128 10
 Canada 5 4 1 339 287 +52 9
 Turkey 5 2 3 337 327 +10 7
 France 5 2 3 302 303 −1 7
 Mexico 5 2 3 229 347 −118 7
 Algeria 5 0 5 264 409 −145 5
8 July 2010
Turkey  83–52  Algeria National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Canada  68–45  Mexico National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Australia  75–63  France National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
9 July 2010
France  54–57  Mexico National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Turkey  54–66  Australia National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Algeria  61–87  Canada National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
10 July 2010
Australia  92–44  Algeria National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Canada  67–55  France National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Mexico  75–83  Turkey National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
11 July 2010
Algeria  47–69  France National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Australia  81–43  Mexico National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Turkey  60–69  Canada National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
12 July 2010
Mexico  79–61  Algeria National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
France  61–57  Turkey National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Canada  49–67  Australia National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 July 2010
 
 
 Australia68
 
15 July 2010
 
 Poland34
 
 Australia68
 
14 July 2010
 
 United States58
 
 United States92
 
17 July 2010
 
 Turkey50
 
 Australia79
 
14 July 2010
 
 France69
 
 Canada47
 
15 July 2010
 
 Italy63
 
 Italy58
 
14 July 2010
 
 France63 Third place
 
 Great Britain50
 
17 July 2010
 
 France59
 
 Italy42
 
 
 United States71
 

9th–12th playoffs

9th–12th semifinals
14 July
9:30
Mexico  64–57  South Korea
14 July
10:00
Japan  82–36  Algeria
11th place playoff
16 July
10:00
Algeria  51–64  South Korea
9th place playoff
16 July
11:45
Japan  59–63  Mexico

5th–8th playoffs

5th–8th semifinals
15 July
14:15
Turkey  49–62  Poland
15 July
16:15
Great Britain  67–51  Canada
7th place playoff
16 July
14:15
Canada  71–61  Turkey
5th place playoff
16 July
16:30
Great Britain  82–68  Poland

Quarterfinals

14 July
11:45
Australia  68–34  Poland
14 July
12:15
Canada  47–63  Italy
14 July
16:15
Great Britain  50–59  France
14 July
16:30
United States  92–50  Turkey

Semifinals

15 July
12:15
Italy  58–63  France
15 July
16:30
Australia  68–58  United States

Bronze medal game

17 July
11:45
Italy  42–71  United States

Final

17 July
16:15
Australia  79–69  France


 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship 

Australia
1st title

Final standings

Rank Team
1  Australia
2  France
3  United States
4  Italy
5  Great Britain
6  Poland
7  Canada
8  Turkey
9  Mexico
10  Japan
11  South Korea
12  Algeria

Women

Preliminary round

All times local (UTC)

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts.
 Australia 4 3 1 233 187 +46 7
 Canada 4 3 1 233 206 +27 7
 Netherlands 4 2 2 197 196 +1 6
 Great Britain 4 1 3 184 191 −7 5
 Mexico 4 1 3 188 255 −67 5
7 July 2010
Great Britain  38–39  Netherlands National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
8 July 2010
Mexico  38–82  Australia National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Canada  54–49  Great Britain National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
9 July 2010
Netherlands  54–58  Canada National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
10 July 2010
Netherlands  47–56  Mexico National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Australia  48–40  Great Britain National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
11 July 2010
Australia  44–57  Netherlands National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Mexico  37–51  Canada National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
12 July 2010
Great Britain  57–50  Mexico National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Canada  52–59  Australia National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts.
 United States 4 4 0 268 152 +116 8
 Germany 4 3 1 273 192 +81 7
 Japan 4 2 2 223 184 +39 6
 China 4 1 3 198 277 −79 5
 Brazil 4 0 4 112 269 −157 4
8 July 2010
Brazil  25–73  Germany National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
United States  56–35  Japan National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
9 July 2010
China  50–88  Germany National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Brazil  24–66  United States National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
10 July 2010
United States  81–40  China National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Japan  69–22  Brazil National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
11 July 2010
Japan  52–59  Germany National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Brazil  41–61  China National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
12 July 2010
Germany  53–65  United States National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
China  47–67  Japan National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
14 July 2010
 
 
 United States53
 
15 July 2010
 
 Great Britain37
 
 United States68
 
14 July 2010
 
 Canada58
 
 Canada62
 
17 July 2010
 
 Japan39
 
 United States55
 
14 July 2010
 
 Germany53
 
 Australia77
 
15 July 2010
 
 China38
 
 Australia47
 
14 July 2010
 
 Germany66 Third place
 
 Germany63
 
17 July 2010
 
 Netherlands40
 
 Australia49
 
 
 Canada59
 

9th place playoff

16 July
12:15
Mexico  73–33  Brazil

5th–8th playoffs

5th–8th semifinals
15 July
10:00
Netherlands  69–48  China
15 July
11:45
Japan  31–46  Great Britain
7th place playoff
16 July
14:00
Japan  58–41  China
5th place playoff
16 July
16:15
Netherlands  58–43  Great Britain

Quarterfinals

14 July
14:00
United States  53–37  Great Britain
14 July
14:15
Germany  63–40  Netherlands
14 July
18:30
Australia  77–38  China
14 July
18:45
Canada  62–39  Japan

Semifinals

15 July
14:00
Australia  47–66  Germany
15 July
18:30
United States  68–58  Canada

Bronze medal game

17 July
9:30
Australia  49–59  Canada

Final

17 July
14:00
United States  55–53  Germany


 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship 

United States
2nd title

Final standings

Rank Team
1  United States
2  Germany
3  Canada
4  Australia
5  Netherlands
6  Great Britain
7  Japan
8  China
9  Mexico
10  Brazil

See also

References