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9 September 2017

USA Wheelchair Rugby Wins Gold at Americas Championship

Photo: USA Wheelchair Rugby

By Doug Coil


The USA Wheelchair Rugby team went undefeated in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Americas Championship to qualify for the IWRF 2018 World Championship August 4-10 at the Sydney Olympic Park Complex
in Sydney, Australia.


In the Gold medal game, the United States beat Canada 54-43. In addition to Canada earning silver, they will qualified for the World’s in Sydney. In the bronze medal match, Brazil beat Colombia 48-42.


Seven teams competed in the Americas Championship Wheelchair Rugby Paraguay 2017 with the teams final standing and the world ranking listed below.

United States (2)
Canada (4)
Brazil (19)
Colombia (18)
Argentina (20)
Chile (24)
Paraguay (unranked)


for full results visit www.iwrf.com/?page=iwrf_news&id=608