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U.S. Women’s & Men’s Teams Attempt to Defend their Gold Medals at the 2019 ParaPan American Games

08/21/2019, 4:00pm CDT
By Rebekah Markovitz

*An edit was made on 8/24 to provide the correct live-stream link

LIMA, PERU – The U.S. Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Teams will compete in the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, slated for competition August 23- 31. Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s teams won gold at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada.

Both U.S. teams are looking to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to defend their gold medals captured by the U.S. Women and Men at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. The U.S. Women’s team has to place in the top two teams and the U.S. Men’s team has to place in the top three teams at the Parapan American Games in order to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

The U.S. Men’s team will first play against Puerto Rico on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 a.m. Central time. The U.S. Women’s team will play their first game against Chile also on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Central time. The rest of Team USA's pool play games are scheduled as follows:

*All times listed are Central time

      - August 25th at 6:30 p.m.: USA Men vs. Peru

      - August 26th at 12:30 p.m.: USA Men vs. Brazil

      - August 26th at 4:15 p.m.: USA Women vs. Peru

      - August 27th at 10:15 a.m.: USA Women vs. Brazil

For the complete 2019 Parapan American Games wheelchair basketball game schedule, click here.

Rosters

      - Click here to view the men’s team roster

      - Click here to view the women’s team roster

Media Guide

Click here to view the 2019 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Parapan American Games Media Guide 

Where to Watch

The games will be live-streamed on the Americas Paralympic Committee’s Facebook page @ParalympicsAPC and their website www.americasparalympic.org

*The links above did not provide live-stream. The new link to watch a live-stream of the games is www.teamusa.org

Media Channels

Follow all the latest activity on and off the court with looks behind the scenes, player features, and lots more wheelchair basketball news coming from Lima, through all the NWBA media and social media channels. Along with: U.S. Paralympics, Lima2019, and IWBF social media channels.

NWBA
Website: https://www.nwba.org
Instagram: @nwba
Facebook: @nwba70
Twitter: @NWBA

U.S. Paralympics
Instagram: @usparalympics
Facebook: @usparalympics
Twitter: @usparalympics

                                                                                                           
IWBF

Instagram: 
@int_wheelchair_basketball_fed
Facebook: @InternationalWheelchairBasketballFederation
Twitter: @twitter.com/_IWBF

Lima 2019
Instagram: @lima2019juegos
Facebook: @JuegosPanamericanosLimaPeru2019
Twitter: @2019juegos

 

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