One Year to Tokyo Paralympics!

One Year to Tokyo Paralympics!

Mark the date in your diary, the Road to Tokyo is only one year away!

With an extended journey to Tokyo as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Men's National Wheelchair team, the Australian Rollers and the Women’s National Wheelchair team, the Australian Gliders will once against represent Australia at the Paralympics in 2021.

The Rollers debuted at the inaugural Paralympic Games held in Rome, Italy, in 1960. Since their first appearance, they have taken to the podium four times, and on two of these occasions, left with gold around their necks.

1996 1st
2004 2nd
2008 1st
2012 2nd

 

The Gliders debuted at the 1992 Paralympics which were held in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past two decades, the Gliders have represented Australia seven times, and have returned medalled on four occasions.

2000 2nd
2004 2nd
2008 3rd
2012 2nd

 

Both squads are no strangers to the international limelight. The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) holds a World Cup every four years, and our Australian teams have placed a combined seven times.

1994 (The Gliders) 3rd
1998 (The Gliders) 3rd
2002 (The Gliders) 3rd
2006 (The Rollers) 3rd
2010 (The Rollers) 1st
2014 (The Rollers) 1st
2018 (The Rollers) 3rd

 

As we look towards the road to Tokyo, the final rosters for both teams are yet to be announced but make sure to be following Basketball Australia’s official social media channels to stay up to date with all announcements.

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