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August 2022

The History of Wheelchair Rugby

The History of Wheelchair Rugby

In July 2022, the USA Low Point Wheelchair Rugby team competed at the World Games in Birmingham, AL. The teams that competed made history, as this event marked the first time the World Games showcased a wheelchair sport. As an international sporting event, the World Games hosts 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries that travel to compete in more than 30 unique sporting events. It was certainly an exciting time for those in the wheelchair rugby community, but where did it all begin?


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