How does the Australian national wheelchair basketball team prepare?

Sep 6, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Ella Sabljak and Matt McShane represent Australia in wheelchair basketball. They met at a tournament and eventually became a couple. How did they find wheelchair basketball and what does their schedule look like?

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Topics: quality of life, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball

What’s it like to compete in the Paralympics when you’re a couple?

Aug 2, 2021 7:30:00 AM

As we approach the Paralympic games in Tokyo 2021, we interviewed Australian couple, Matt McShane and Ella Sablja, both wheelchair champions playing for the Australian national wheelchair basketball men’s and women’s teams. Read their story in 2 parts and join us in watching the games, starting August 24.

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Topics: quality of life, IWBF, #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball

Wellspect LoFric Brand Ambassador and 2008 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mark Zupan selected as USA wheelchair rugby analyst.

Jul 29, 2021 1:30:00 PM

A varsity football and soccer player in high school, Mark’s life was changed by an accident at the age of 18. Left a quadriplegic after his accident, Mark refused to let his situation drag him down. He went on to graduate from Georgia Tech, became a four-time quad rugby national champion, and in 2004 was named quad rugby player of the year. Mark was a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. team at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, and the gold medal-winning team at the 2008 Games.

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Topics: #roadtotokyo

We believe in wheelchair sport!

Jun 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

As of last year, Wellspect is the proud sponsor of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). We believe in para-sports in general and in particular the Paralympic Games as a means for disabled persons to focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t.

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Topics: IWBF, #roadtotokyo

Meet Marie Louise Mukangoga – founder of wheelchair basketball in Rwanda

Apr 5, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Rwanda is one of the newest members of IWBF, with the sport only being introduced in the country less than three years ago.

 

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), #roadtotokyo, #wheelchairbasketball