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Just one year out from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, four of the top five wheelchair rugby teams in the world will battle in Birmingham May 22-25. Make plans to attend.
Learn a bit about the teams that will be competing.
Team USA has consistently finished on the podium in the world and Paralympic competition since the inception of wheelchair rugby. But USA does not just want to be on the podium. They want to be on top. Four Nations will be a good test for the 2020 U.S. Paralympic team hopefuls.
Australia enters competition ranked #1 in the world. But after a surprise title-match loss to Japan at the 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship, they know gold is not always guaranteed. Can Australia rise to the challenge at Four Nations and reclaim the top spot?
Great Britain has been climbing its way up the rankings, finishing a historic fourth place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship. But can they make it on the podium in Tokyo 2020? Four Nations 2019 will test the patience and perseverance of the team.
Japan comes into Four Nations with renewed confidence after its performance at the 2018 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship. The team looks to carry that momentum into Four Nations and take a victory back to their home country.