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Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball at the Summer Paralympics
Governing body IWBF
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016

Wheelchair basketball has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since the 1960 Summer Paralympics in Rome.

Winning the Paralympics is considered to be the highest honor in international wheelchair basketball, followed by the World Championships of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) for men and women and the respective intercontinental championships.


In the first two Paralympic games there were two men's events (Class A and B). Since the Paralympic games of 1968 there are two events, a men's event and a women's event.

Current events

  • Men's team
  • Women's team


Medal winning athletes for every Summer Games since 1960 are as follows:

Men's team

Class A
Year Gold Silver Bronze
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