From Friday, June 20th to Saturday, June 28th, Toronto will host the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. This tournament will be the largest women’s world championship event for wheelchair basketball ever as 12 countries compete for the title.
Hosted by Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC), which has “a rich history of hosting major international wheelchair basketball events, including the Men’s World Championship in 1994, the inaugural U23 Men’s World Championship in 1997, and the first-ever U25 Women’s World Championship in 2011.
Team Canada is in pursuit of an unprecedented seventh straight podium performance at the world championships, including a run of four consecutive gold medals from 1994-2006. Coupled with their success at the Paralympic Games, they are amongst the most successful and dominant teams of all-time in Canadian amateur sport” 2014wheelchairbasketball.com/event-info/about-2014-wwwbc
This is an exciting tournament and a fantastic opportunity to see talented women basketball players from around the world! If you’re planning to attend and are unfamiliar with the competition at this tournament, check out this great preview.