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Wheelchair Rugby Schedule For Rio 2016 Paralympics

July 22, 2016

Wheelchair Rugby Schedule For Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Doug Coil

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Release

The IWRF, in partnership with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee are pleased to announce the final schedule for wheelchair rugby.  After consultation with the Olympic Broadcast Service, the schedule was developed to maximize national broadcaster’s interest in televising our sport.  This is always against the need to ensure that team’s performance is not adversely affected.

Richard Allcroft, IWRF Technical Delegate for the Rio 2016 Paralympics said “we have spent several years working towards this point and it’s exciting to think that the sport will be back on the global stage.”

“Rio is an amazing city and the Brazilian people know how to create an atmosphere.  I can’t wait to see the athletes in the stadium competing; the slot for Paralympic Champion is open and any of the top teams in the world could take that prestigious Gold medal home.”

The wheelchair rugby competition will feature 8 nations hailing from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Sweden and the United States.

Play begins at 10:30 (BRT) on Wednesday, 15 September with defending Paralympic champions Australia taking on Great Britain, and host nation Brazil will face Canada to close out the first day at 19:15.  The full competition schedule can be downloaded HERE and is displayed below.

For more information please visit www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/wheelchair-rugby

Note that times are local times and are an hour ahead of EDT.

Wheelchair Rugby
Event Competition Schedule
Day 07                  14 September, 2016   Wednesday
Session WR01     Start:10:30 End:14:15       Carioca Arena 1
10:30-12:00          Preliminary Match 1              Australia vs Great Britain
12:45-14:15          Preliminary Match 2              United States of America vs France

Session WR02     Start:16:00 End:17:30       Carioca Arena 1

16:00-17:30          Preliminary Match 3             Japan vs Sweden

Session WR03      Start:19:15 End:20:45    
Carioca Arena 1
19:15-20:45           Preliminary Match 4           Canada vs Brazil
Day 08                 15 September, 2016   Thursday
Session WR04      Start:10:30-End:14:15     Carioca Arena 1

10:30-12:00          Preliminary Match 5             Sweden vs United States of America
12:45-14:15          Preliminary Match 6             Great Britain vs Canada

Session WR05     Start:16:00 End:17:30      Carioca Arena 1
16:00-17:30          Preliminary Match 7             Japan vs France

Session WR06      Start:19:15 End:20:45     Carioca Arena 1
19:15    20:45        Preliminary Match 8            Australia vs Brazil

Day 09                 16 September, 2016   Friday
Session WR07      Start:10:30-End:14:15     Carioca Arena 1

10:30-12:00          Preliminary Match 9             France vs Sweden
12:45-14:15          Preliminary Match 10           Brazil vs. Great Britain

Session WR08     Start:16:00 End:17:30      Carioca Arena 1
16:00-17:30          Preliminary Match 11           United States of America vs Japan

Session WR09      Start:19:15 End:20:45     Carioca Arena 1
19:15    20:45        Preliminary Match 12          Canada vs Australia

Day 10                 17 September, 2016   Saturday
Session WR10      Start:10:30 End:12:00     Carioca Arena 1  
10:30-12:00          7th–8th classification           4A vs 4B
12:45-14:15          Semi-final 1

Session WR11     Start:16:00 End:17:30      Carioca Arena 1
16:00-17:30          Semi-final 2

Session WR12      Start:19:15 End:20:45     Carioca Arena 1
19:15    20:45        5th-6th classification           3A vs 3B

Day 11                 18 September, 2016   Sunday
Session WR13      Start:09:00 End:10:30      Carioca Arena 1

09:00-10:30           Bronze medal match


Session WR14      Start:12:30 End:14:30      Carioca Arena 1

12:30-14:30           Gold medal match

14:00-14-30           Victory ceremony

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