South Africa emerged victorious in the Africa U25 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championship Qualifiers, defeating the Democratic Republic of Congo by a score of 57-32 on Thursday. The official Wheelchair Basketball SA announcement stated their qualification for the IWBF U25 Women’s World Championship. The competition for the sole Africa slot in next year’s IWBF U25 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Championships involved Team SA, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The 2022 IWBF Africa U25 Women’s World Championship Qualifiers took place from December 5-8 at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Center in Johannesburg, hosted by South Africa. While South Africa claimed the championship title, the Democratic Republic of Congo secured the silver medal, and Ethiopia took home the bronze.
The IWBF U25 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championship is an international tournament that features the top national teams of women under the age of 25. Zonal qualification tournaments occur in each of the four IWBF Zones (America, Africa, Europe, and Asia Oceania) to determine the participating countries. This event is held every four years, with its inaugural edition taking place in St Catharines, Ontario in 2011.