IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship

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IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Wheelchair Handball World Championship
SportWheelchair handball
Founded26. October 2019
FounderInternational Handball Federation
Inaugural season2020
ContinentInternational (IHF)

The IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championship is the official competition for senior national Wheelchair handball teams of the world.

History[edit]

In 2013 was already held a Wheelchair Handball World Championship organised by Brazil. But not officially recognized by the IHF. Brazil won all categories.[1]

Since 2015 there exists the European Wheelchair Handball Nations’ Tournament.

On 26 October 2019 the first Meeting of IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group was held. They planned the first Wheelchair Handball World Championship for 2021 during the 2021 World Women's Handball Championship.[2]

During the IHF Council Meeting No. 6 on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Cairo the IHF announced that there will be the first Wheelchair Handball World Championship already in 2020. The IHF will add Wheelchair handball for the 2028 Summer Paralympics. But one of the requirement is that there were two world championships until 2022.[3][4]

Tournaments[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2020
Details
Sweden
Sweden
8–16
2021
Details
Spain
Spain
8–16

Statistics[edit]

Total hosts[edit]

Hosts Nations (Year(s))
1  SWE (2020)
 ESP (2021)

Literature[edit]

  • "XXVIII. Competition Manual for IHF Wheelchair Handball World Championships" (PDF). International Handball Federation. 27 February 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 June 2020. Retrieved 29 June 2020.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Handball Adaptado: Brasil campeón del mundial en todas las categorías". Mundo Handball (in Spanish). 30 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ Taborsky, Frantisek (26 October 2019). "Minutes 1st Meeting of IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Basel. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Council Meeting No. 6" (PDF). Norwegian Handball Federation. Cairo: International Handball Federation. 27–28 February 2020. 5.4. Wheelchair Handball Working Group; P. 17-19. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  4. ^ Pavitt, Michael (3 March 2020). "International Handball Federation announces hosts of upcoming World Championships". Inside the Games. Archived from the original on 28 April 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.