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18 June 2016

Russia wins IWRF European Division C Championship

Russia has defeated host country Italy, 47-40 to win the IWRF 2016 European Division C Championship. Newcomer Israel beat Norway, 51-30 to earn 3rd place and an improved standing on the IWRF world ranking list.


Held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy from June 16 to 19, 2016, national teams from Israel, Norway, Russia, and host country Italy competed. This was the first IWRF championship to be held in Italy, and marked Israel's first appearance at a European Championship. It also marked Norway’s first appearance at a championship event since 2005.


Russia and Italy will now advance on to the IWRF 2016 European Division B Championship, which will be held in Nottwil, Switzerland in October. That will be an 8 team tournament, with the top-two finisher advancing to the IWRF European A Championship in 2017. 


The IWRF would like to congratulate all of the teams on a great tournament, and thank FISPES and the Italian Paralympic Committee for hosting this event. Special thanks are extended to the sponsors, volunteers, officials and all others who made this tournament possible. Full tournament results are below. 


IWRF European Division C Championship Results

Final Standings

First Place - Russia - 4-1

Second Place - Italy - 4-1

Third Place - Israel - 2-3

Fourth Place - Norway - 0-5


THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016   - All Times CEST
Time Teams Score
17:00 Italy vs. Israel 49-38 
19:00 Norway vs. Russia 30-61
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016  
09:30 Italy vs. Norway 61-34
11:30 Israel vs. Russia 33-49
17:00 Italy vs. Russia 47-46
19:00 Norway vs. Israel 44-55
09:30 Italy vs. Norway (1 vs. 4)  54-29
11:30 Russia vs. Israel (2 vs. 3)  51-30
16:00 Israel vs. Norway - 3rd/4th Place Game 45-35
18:00 Italy vs. Russia - IWRF European Div. C Championship 40-47