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Spain’s Jaume Llambi leads 1 point players in scoring 2014 IWBF men’s wheelchair basketball world championships

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Jaume in a game in late 2013, playing for Once.

Having played in two games so far, Spain’s Jaume Llambi leads all 1 and 1.5 point players in total points scored so far with 17.  He contributed 12 in the team’s 66 – 45 opener against Iran, and scored another 5 points in Spain’s 61 – 52 victory against  Japan.

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Llambi joined the Spanish national team in the late 1990s, playing for the team at the 1998 world championships in Sydney, Australia.   He has been a consistent member of the team since. Prior to taking up the sport, the now 40-year-old was a table tennis player who represented Spain in the sport at the Barcelone hosted 1992 Summer Paralympics.  He plays his club wheelchair basketball for Madrid based Fundosa CD ONCE in the La Liga de Honor.

25 players classified as 1 or 1.5 point players have scored so far in the competition.

Team First Last Player Day 1 Day 2 Total
Spain Jaume Llambi 1.5 12 5 17
Netherlands Anton De Rooij 1 8 6 14
Turkey İSmaİL Ar 1.5 12 2 14
Turkey FİKrİ GÜNdoĞDu 1 6 8 14
Italy Ahmed Raourahi 1.5 4 7 11
Japan Takenori Ishikawa 1.5 4 5 9
Great Britain Abdi Jama 1 6 2 8
Iran Saman Balaghi Einalou 1 6 2 8
USA Ian Lynch 1 4 4 8
Iran Ebrahim Ahmadi 1.5 4 3 7
Argentina NicolÁS Valenzuela 1 4 2 6
Mexico Francisco Lugo 1 4 2 6
USA John Gilbert 1 6 6
Algeria Belkhirat Nabil 1.5 0 4 4
Colombia Guillermo Arturo Alzate 1.5 2 2 4
Italy Francesco Santorelli 1.5 4 0 4
Mexico Luis Cristen 1.5 4 0 4
South Korea Baek Sang Ha 1 4 0 4
Germany Bjoern Lohmann 1 2 0 2
Great Britain Mark Fosbrook 1 0 2 2
Iran Mohammad Sehi 1.5 0 2 2
Italy Nicola Damiano 1 2 0 2
South Korea Kim Young-Moo 1 2 0 2
Spain Daniel Rodriguez 1 0 2 2
Algeria Rezouani Walid 1 0 1 1

Argentina’s Carlos Estche leads 2 point players in scoring with 25 points. Sweden’s Joakim Lindeèn leads 2.5 point players with 36 points, 13 more than the next best 2.5 point player in the competition, teammate Christian Seidel. With 41 points, the Netherlands’s Mustafa Kormaz is the top scoring 3 point player. 27 of those points game in his team’s opener against Japan that they lost 62 – 51.  Japan’s Hiroaki Kozai leads 3.5 point players with 44 total points in 2 games. Gim Dong Hyeon of South Korea leads all 4 point players in total points with 42 so far.

The number of points a player matters because a team may have no more than a certain number of points on the floor at any time.  Teams tend to develop strategies to address this, either by having lots of 2 or 3 point players on the floor at the same time, or having 1 and 4 or 4.5 point players on the floor.  The higher the number of points, the more functional movement the player has.

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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