Canada Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team
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Canada Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team
Canada
IWBF Ranking1st
IWBF zoneAmericas
National federationWheelchair Basketball Canada
CoachBill Johnson
Paralympic Games
Appearances10
MedalsMed 1.png:3 Med 2.png:0 Med 3.png:1
World Championships
MedalsMed 1.png:5 Med 2.png:0 Med 3.png:2

The Canada women's national wheelchair basketball team is one of Canada's most successful national sporting teams. It is the only national women's wheelchair basketball team to have won three consecutive gold medals at the Paralympic Games in 1992, 1996 and 2000, and the only one to have won four consecutive World Wheelchair Basketball Championships, in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.[1] In 2014 it won a fifth World Championship.[2]

History

Wheelchair basketball has been played in Canada since the 1940s.[3] A women's tournament was held at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv,[4] and a Canadian women's team participated in the 1972 Summer Paralympics.[5]

The women's team went on to become one of Canada's most successful national sporting teams, rivalled only by the ice hockey teams. It is the only national women's wheelchair basketball team to have won three consecutive gold medals at the Paralympic Games and the only one to have won four consecutive World Wheelchair Basketball Championships,.[1] In 2014 it won a fifth world championship at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto.[2]

Paralympic games

Team Canada is the only team to have won three consecutive gold medals at the Summer Paralympics, in 1992, 1996 and 2000.[1]

IWBF World Championships

The first Wheelchair Basketball World Championship for women was held in 1990, and since then Team Canada has won five times, including four consecutive wins in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.[6] In 2014 it won a fifth World Championship before a home crowd in Toronto.[2]

  • 1990 : Bronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze
  • 1994 : Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold
  • 1998 : Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold
  • 2002 : Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold
  • 2006 : Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold
  • 2010 : Bronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze
  • 2014 : Gold medal Paralympics.svg Gold
  • 2018 : 5th

Other International Tournaments

Parapan American Games

Team Canada has won four silver medals at the Parapan Am Games:[1]

  • 1986 : Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver
  • 2007 : Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver
  • 2011 : Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver
  • 2015 : Silver medal Paralympics.svg Silver

Women's U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships

The inaugural Women's U25 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships was held from 15 to 21 July 2011 at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.[7] The Canadian team was placed fourth, after the United States, Australia and Great Britain.[8] The team included Cindy Ouellet, Maude Jacques, Jamey Jewells, Tamara Steeves and Abby Stubbert.[9] At the 2015 Women's U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship in Beijing, Canada placed fourth after Great Britain, Australia and China.[10]

Teams

2012 Summer Paralympic Games

Australia - Canada match, women's wheelchair basketball at Paralympics 2012, September 1. Canada (in red), left to right: Elaine Allard, Janet Mclachlan, Kendra Ohama, Cindy Ouellet, Tamara Steeves, Maude Jacques, Katie Harnock, Tracey Ferguson, Jamey Jewells, Jessica Vliegenthart, Tara Feser

Team Canada at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games in London consisted of:[11]



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