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Draw Announced for the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championships

Jen Remick on April 27, 2018

Officials conducted the draw for the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championships today, Friday, April 27, 2018 which marks 100 days from the opening day of  competition.  12 teams will compete for top honors at World Championships scheduled for August 5-10th in Sydney, Australia at Olympic Park.  The GIO 2018 IWRF World Championships will be the largest adapted sport event held in Australia since the 2000 Paralympic Games where the U.S. captured gold.  The U.S. comes into the 2018 World Championships ranked number two in the world behind host country Australia. As the host nation, Australia was given the opportunity to choose their pool at the conclusion of the draw, selecting Pool A as noted below.  The U.S. then automatically was placed in pool B.  The additional 10 qualifying nations were placed in pool A and B via draw based on current world rankings. A link to the livestream for today’s draw is included here.   At stake at World Championships is the first opportunity for an automatic bid to the 2020 Paralympic Games for the top finisher.

Check back to usawr.org for schedules, highlights and results from the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championships.

GIO2018 IWRF World Championship Pools

Pool A
Australia
Japan
Sweden
New Zealand
Denmark
Ireland

Pool B
United States
Canada
Great Britain
France
Colombia
Poland