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Austrian team arrives in Czech Republic ahead of IWRF European Championship – Division B

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The Austrian team in Hungary. Image credit: Flying Wheels – Austrian Wheelchair Rugby National Team

This morning, the Austrian national wheelchair rugby team arrived in Czech Republic ahead of IWRF European Championship – Division B, with the competition officially scheduled to get underway tomorrow when the opening ceremony takes place and followed by the Czech Republic taking on Ireland.

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The team is scheduled to have a practice later today at 4:00 PM local time and a 9:00 AM practice tomorrow morning.  Their first scheduled match is on Tuesday when they play France at 1:00 PM local time.

 

Austria is in Group A with France, Ireland and Italy.  They are currently ranked 15th in the world, while France is ranked 9th, Ireland is ranked 23rd and Italy is ranked 16th.  The Austrian roster includes Jochen Haller,  Alois Weiss, Isudin Ramic, David Kühhas,  Andreas Jurik, Peter Schloffer, Roman Zechmeister and Rene Hernesz.

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
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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