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Egyptian men’s wheelchair basketball championship underway

wheelchair basketball team One of the teams competing in Egypt. Image credit: Egyptian Paralympic Committee اللجنة البارالمبية المصرية
men's wheelchair basketball team

Another one of the teams competing at this weeken’s wheelchair basketball competition in Egypt. Image credit: Egyptian Paralympic Committee اللجنة البارالمبية المصرية

The most important men’s domestic wheelchair basketball in Egypt has gotten underway today at the Egyptian Military College ( الكلية الحربية)  in Cairo and is scheduled to run until Sunday.

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Three games have been completed so far. The team from Imbaba ( امبابة) in Northern Giza came away with the first win, after beating Faith Club (نادى الايمان).  The second game of the competition was won by  Minya (المنيا ), who beat Sohag (سوهاج), a city located along the west of the Nile in the center of the country. Beni Suef ( بنى سويف) , located 115 kilometers south of Cairo, won the third game after beating the team from Faiyum Governorate (الفيوم).

 

Wheelchair basketball is still in the development phase in the country.  They have never sent a team to the Paralympic Games. The last time they competed at the IWBF World Championships was 1998 in Sydney, where they finished last out of 12 teams.  They had a men’s team competing at the 2011 IWBF African Championships.

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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