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Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is a unique sport combining some elements of Basketball, Handball, and Ice Hockey. The object of the game is to carry the ball across the opposing team's goal line. Two wheels must cross the goal line for a goal to count, and the player must have firm control of the ball when he or she crosses the line. [Full story]

Qualification System

  • Any qualification slots allocated to an NPC that are not used will be reallocated to the highest ranked and not otherwise qualified NPC on the IWAS Wheelchair Rugby World Ranking List closing 30 January 2008. [Full story]

Classification

  • Wheelchair Rugby is a sport for quadriplegic (tetraplegic) male and female athletes. Players are classed into one of seven classes: 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5, depending on their functional ability. The higher classes are assigned to those players that have higher functional levels and the lower class players are players with less function. [Full story]

Sport Classification Information

Sport IPSF IPSF Chief Classifier Eligible sport class Eligible sport class status First appearance
Wheelchair Rugby IWAS Anne Hart 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 PNS, PRS, PPS
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