2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship
2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship logo.svg
VenueEdel-optics.de Arena
LocationHamburg, Germany
Start date16 August
End date26 August
Competitors16 teams (men)
12 teams (women) from 19 nations
The Edel-optics.de Arena in August 2018
Temporary Venue 2

The 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship was held at the Edel-optics.de Arena in Hamburg, Germany, from 16 to 26 August 2018. Both the men's and women's tournaments were held, with 12 women's and 16 men's teams competing, representing 19 different nations. Each team selected 12 players for the tournament. The men's competition was won by Great Britain, with the United States winning silver and Australia winning bronze. The women's competition was won by the Netherlands, with Great Britain winning silver and the host nation winning bronze.

Medallists

Team Great Britain
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's team  Great Britain  United States  Australia
Women's team   Netherlands   Great Britain   Germany

This was the best ever performance at a wheelchair basketball world championship by both the British men's and women's teams. The former had never won an official championship before (they had claimed the 1973 unofficial title), and the latter had never made the finals.[1]