The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) recently announced the fifty-four officials that will make up the International Technical workforce for the World Championships, taking place in Hamburg, Germany in August. Included were four Canadians selected to cover the event: Anne Lachance, Sergio Giordano, Sebastian Gauthier and Alexandre Lapointe.
Anna Lachance will be representing Canada in the classification panel. Sebastian Gauthier and Alexandre Lapointe are among the thirty-two referees that have been appointed to make up the game crews for each of the ninety-six games in the tournament. And the referees will be directed by six experienced referee supervisors, including Sergio Girodano.
The world’s wheelchair basketball elite will meet from August 16-26, 2018 at the edel-optics.de Arena, where 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will compete for the title of World Champions. For more information, visit the IWBF site.