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Wheelchair Basketball: an overview

Chris Stoutenberg of Canada shoots Gold in 2008 (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Chris Stoutenberg of Canada shoots Gold in 2008 (by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

As the Rio 2016 Paralympics have finally wrapped up, the wheelchair sports category managed to grab many people’s attention, especially in the United States. Wheelchair Basketball, in particular, got many Americans cheering. That is because it was the first time that both the Men’s AND the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team won the Gold medal in the same Paralympic games.

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