|Governing Body:||International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF)|
Wheelchair basketball was first introduced in the United States somewhere around the late 1940s. It was developed by injured servicemen from World War II who were the former players of basketball when they were bodily-abled. They introduced the wheelchair version of basketball in order to continue playing the game.
Today, the game is accepted worldwide by para-athletes with a slight variation from the original one so as to ease the game for the people on wheelchairs.
The official body that governs the sport at the global level is the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The sport is also recognized by the Paralympics Committee (IPC).
The primary object of the game is to score more baskets than the opponent’s team. The team with the maximum no. of baskets by the finish of the time wins the game.
Two teams compete against each other with five players each side.
Widely considered as the best wheelchair basketball player in the history of the sport, Anderson’s talent both on and off the court has made him earned fame at the global level as a great role model for para-athletes and the ambassador of the sport as well. The man is best known for his basketball skills and techniques and his charismatic personality.
Lovingly called as Ade by his friends and family, Adedoyin is a wheelchair basketball player from the United Kingdom. He was the part of the UK squad that won bronze at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games in men’s division.