Wheelchair basketball is a sport that is designed for athletes with physical disabilities that limit their ability to play basketball in the traditional standing position. In wheelchair basketball, players use specially designed wheelchairs to move around the court and play the game.
The rules of wheelchair basketball are similar to those of traditional basketball, with a few modifications to accommodate the use of wheelchairs. For example, players are not allowed to touch their feet to the ground while in possession of the ball, and they must dribble the ball at least once every two pushes of the wheelchair.
Wheelchair basketball is played on a standard basketball court, with the same size and shape of the court and baskets as traditional basketball. The game is played with two teams of five players each, with the objective of scoring points by shooting the ball through the opposing team’s basket.
The wheelchairs used in wheelchair basketball are specifically designed for the sport, with angled wheels that provide greater stability and maneuverability on the court. The chairs are also designed to be highly responsive, allowing players to make quick turns and stops.
Wheelchair basketball is a highly competitive sport, with many countries fielding national teams and competing in international competitions such as the Paralympic Games. It provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in a challenging and exciting team sport and helps to promote physical activity, teamwork, and social integration.