Excitement is continuing to build ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with less than 50 days to go until the Opening Ceremony on 24 August.
With the 24 athletes selected to represent ParalympicsGB now announced, the much-anticipated game schedule the teams will face in Tokyo has also been released, including the all-important tip-off times for the GB fans watching from home.
Competition will begin on Day 1 for the GB Women’s team as they get their Paralympic campaign underway on 25 August with their first group game against three-time Paralympic champions, Canada, at 14:45 (JST) / 06:45 (BST).
The Men’s team will have to wait until Day 2 (26 August), and after the Women’s team have played their second game against hosts Japan (11:15 / 03:15), before they begin their competition against African champions Algeria at 14:45 / 06:45 on 26 August.
Both teams will face Germany on Day 3 (27 August) at Tokyo’s Musashino Forest Sport Plaza with the Men first on court at 14:45 / 06:45, before the Women tip-off at 20:30 / 12:30.
A repeat of the 2018 World Championship Men’s final will take place on Saturday 28 August at 17:00 / 09:00 as the GB Men’s team take on the USA, who are the defending Paralympic champions, before, the Women’s team will play their final Group A game against Australia, later that day (20:30 / 12:30).
The Men’s final two group games take place on Sunday 29 August against Iran (09:00 / 01:00) and the following day against Australia (17:00 / 09:00).
The full game schedule, including knock-out dates and times, can be viewed here: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/paralympics/schedule/para-wheelchair-basketball-schedule (*The competition schedule may be subject to change)
Inspire a Generation…
To coincide with the Paralympics Games, British Wheelchair Basketball are inviting clubs across the UK to host Inspire a Generation Paralympic Legacy Open Events.
These events are exclusively for British Wheelchair Basketball clubs (UK wide) and are designed to sign-post anyone inspired by the GB Wheelchair Basketball Team’s Tokyo Paralympics Campaign to find their local club and try the sport.
The events will take place across three weekends (clubs can sign up for one or multiple dates): 28th & 29th August 4th & 5th September 11th & 12th September. The events will be available UK wide, including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Clubs can now sign-up to host an open event via https://inspireageneration.com/club-paralympic-legacy-sign-up-form/ with open events available for visitor registration from early August.