IWBF have revealed the brand new timeframe and Athlete Selection Process that has been developed with the Commonwealth Games Federation for the wheelchair basketball 3X3 competitors on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In addition to the Zone locations gained by the South African males’s crew and South African ladies’s crew, Zone locations (one males’s and one ladies’s) are additionally obtainable to each the Asia Oceania Zone and European Zone by their qualification occasions in Thailand and Scotland. From the Americas, a bipartite course of detailed within the Athlete Selection Process shall be used to find out the lads’s and girls’s groups progressing to Birmingham 2022.
England’s males’s and girls’s groups have already certified because the host nation for the Commonwealth Games this yr.
Two extra locations are then obtainable as wild playing cards, the place IWBF will apply the bipartite standards to find out the ultimate males’s and girls’s groups to hitch the host and people nations certified by the zonal course of.
This is the primary look of wheelchair basketball within the Commonwealth Games programme and it will likely be delivered from 29 July to three August at Smithfields within the coronary heart of Birmingham, England. The 3X3 wheelchair basketball competitors shall be delivered together with the 3X3 working recreation, offering a platform of actual integration in occasion supply for the primary time on the world stage.
IWBF Chair of Competition Commission, Charlie Bethel, stated:
“This is our first Commonwealth Games and it’s shaping as much as be an incredible spectacle and celebration of the Basketball Family.
“With all of the challenges on the planet immediately, it’s actually encouraging that we’ve got been in a position to retain a lot of the qualification system we had deliberate, and with the ultimate tweaks to the timeline, we’re assured that we are able to mirror the Commonwealth Games spirit and present the world the transformational energy of wheelchair basketball.
“A huge thank you to the Commonwealth Games Federation and our members for their tremendous support so far.”