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2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships draw held

2015 World Deaf Basketball logo. 2015 World Deaf Basketball logo.

On Wednesday, the draw was held for the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships scheduled to get underway on July 4 in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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The women’s competition has two groups. Drawn in Group A were Chinese Taipei, Sweden, Israel, Greece, Lithuania, and Turkey. Drawn in Group B were the United States, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, and Japan.

 

On the men’s side, the competition has four groups. Group A includes Russia, Japan, Ukraine, and Mexico. Group B includes Argentina, Chinese Taipei, Slovenia, and Lithuania. Group C includes the United States, Greece, Australia, and the winner of the Poland versus Great Britain qualifier. Group D includes South Korea, Israel, Turkey, and Venezuela.

 

The first World Deaf Basketball Championships were played in 2002 in Athens, Greece, with 12 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams participating. The second were held in Guangzhou, China in 2007 with 16 men’s teams and 9 women’s teams. The third edition were held in 2011 in Palermo, Italy with 16 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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