The Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team will centralize for the first time in program history from June to August in advance of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Part IV of Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s “London Calling” video series takes an in-depth look at centralization and how the Canadian women strive to reach their peak potential come London 2012.
London Calling – Part IV: Centralization of the Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team
“London Calling” is an eight-part video series that takes an in-depth look at Team Canada, re-visits the winning history of Canadian wheelchair basketball at the Paralympic Games, profiles the evolution of the sport, and previews the highly-anticipated, hard-hitting competition set to unfold in London this summer.
Wheelchair Basketball Canada will unveil the remaining videos in the series over the coming months as the countdown continues toward the Paralympic Games, which take place August 29th to September 9th, 2012.
London Calling Video Release Schedule:
- February 2012: Part I – Men’s Roster Breakdown [WATCH] & Part II Women’s Roster Breakdown [WATCH]
- March 2012: Part III – Canada’s Winning History at the Paralympics [WATCH]
- April 2012: Part IV – A Look at Centralization [WATCH]
- May 2012: Part V – A Wheelchair Basketball Retrospective
- June 2012: Part VI – Women’s Teams: Canada & the Competition
- July 2012: Part VII – Men’s Teams: Canada & Competition
- August 2012: Part VIII – London Calling Promo Video
About Team Canada
The Senior Men’s National Team is amongst the top wheelchair basketball teams in the world. The Canadian Men are the defending silver medallists from the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. They won back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004 and have reached the podium at five of the last six consecutive World Championships.
The Senior Women’s National Team is amongst the most successful and dominant teams in Canadian amateur sport history. The team captured three consecutive Paralympic gold medals in 1992, 1996, and 2000, and bronze in 2004. They have also reached the podium at six consecutive World Championships.
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport that has emerged as one of the most competitive and athletic sports played at the Paralympic Games. Our senior national teams are held in high esteem around the world for the elite skill and control that placed them on the podium with a combined five gold and one silver medal in the last five Paralympic Games.