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Costa Rican team trains for Campeonato Centroamericano y del Caribe de Baloncesto sobre Sillas de Ruedas

Men playing wheelchair basketball. Costa Rican team in training. Image credit: Comité Paralímpico Costarricense

The Costa Rican men’s national wheelchair basketball team has been in training for the 2014 Campeonato Centroamericano y del Caribe de Baloncesto sobre Sillas de Ruedas this week.  Team members and officials at the camp include Jere SolanoAndres Carvajal FournierWeSs B Barrantes,  Johel Alonso Araya MoralesKevin SolanoKenneth Gonzalez RodriguezCarlos Daney Castro CarvajalPetter Hans Rojas Duran and Freddy Enriquez. Other people at the camp include Mauricio Gamez, who is an IWBF and IWBF Americas referee.

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The national team selection process started on July 31. At the 2012 edition of the  Campeonato Centroamericano y del Caribe competition, Costa Rica finished fourth behind winner Nicaragua, silver medalist Panama and bronze medalist Dominican Republic. They are certainly looking to improve on their placement.

 

Other teams from the region are also in training.  The national federation in Puerto Rico has training every Wednesday with the goal of preparing for the competition on the road to qualifying for the Para American Games.

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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