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Spitfire Challenge
Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Ontario, Canada

We would like to wish everyone a very  healthy & happy year

Any questions about future Spitfire Challenges please contact Frank Iannuzzi at 416-565-4518 or frank.iannuzzi@ontario.ca 

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Any questions about future Spitfire Challenges contact Frank Iannuzzi at 416-565-4518 or frank.iannuzzi@ontario.ca 



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Friends we all miss

Short History of organized 
Disabled Sports
Great Britain

Beginning  of Wheelchair Sports 1940's 

Ken Langford Hero to all Canadian.Paraplegics


Spitfire Player all time Scoring Stats

Spitfire Volunteers


MoreTable Officials pics

       Emergency Patroll


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Baseball Fun

Basball fans know about switch hitters and but how about switch pitchers



If you wish to play wheelchair basketball in Ontario contact:

Frank Iannuzzi at 416-565-4518 or frank.iannuzzi@ontario.ca 

 Wheelchair Basket Ball ,General Disabled NEWS and items I am interested in 

(If you have any news please contact michaelbryce@speedway.ca

Oxybutynin and dementia Feb 1/2015

ECMA 2015 Draw results Feb 1/2015 

Latest NWBA rankings Jan 26/2015

Charlottesville vs Richmond 2 wins Jan 26/2015

89 years of television and it's history  Jan 26/2015

Wheelchair basketball demonstration clinic in Bolton Jan24/2015

Charlottesville in New Mexico Tournament Jan 19/2015

Charlottesville in New Mexico Tournament Jan 17/2015

Latest NWBA rankings Jan 8/2015

Charlottesville Cardinal update Jan 8/2015

Welcome to Vaughan Lashers basketball nights jan 8 /2015

Teams in Draw 2015 European Championship Dec 30/2014

Have a Merry and Happy Festivus Dec 23/2014

Draw for 2015 European Championship Dec 20/2014

Charlottesville Cardinals Herman Key Jr T  results

Charlottesville Cardinals  Herman Key, Jr.Tournament Dec 2/2014

A street in Toronto to be named after Spitfire Paul Lane Nov 29/2014

CNWBA  Mens tournament schedule Nov 21 to 23 in Toronto  Nov 19/2014

Canadian National Wheelchair Basketball Academy Nov 19/2014

Final  Placings Asian PARA Games Nov 18/2014

Final Placings Central America Pan America Games Qualifier  Nov 18/2014

IWBF  Malcolm Tarkenter nominated as Member at Large Nov 18/2014

Welcome to Vaughan Lashers basketball nights Nov 17/2014

One handed College basketball player debuts Nov 15/2014

One handed model debuts Nov 15/2014

Canadian Wheelchair basketball hall of fame Nov 14/2014

British WCB division standings  Nov 14/2014

 Top 20 teams ranked in NWBA Nov 14/2014

 Keeping disabled in cages? Nov 13/2014

 NWBA 2014/2015 season scores Nov 13/2014

Charlottesville Cardinals USA team updates  Nov 12//2014

Canadian Disability Hall of Fame Nov 6/2014

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant Oct 21/2014

 Expression of Interest for 2015 Woman's U25 World Championship

  IWBF new rules book

Main Index

1. Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball 1960 to 2012

Paralympics I        1960 Rome ItalyItaly      
Paralympics II    
1964 Tokyo JapanJapan      
Paralympics III    1968 Tel Aviv IsraelIsrael
Paralympics IV   
1972 Heidelburg GermanyGermany 
Paralympics V     1976 Toronto Canada
Paralympics VI    1980 Arnhem NederlandNetherlands 
Paralympics VII   1984 Stoke-Mandeville EnglandGreat Britain 
Paralympics VIII   1988 Seoul KoreaKorea South 
Paralympics IX     1992 Barcelona SpainSpain
Paralympics X      1996 Atlanta U.S.AUnited States of America 
Paralympics XI     2000 Sydney AustraliaAustralia
Paralympics XII    2004 Athens GreeceGreece 
Paralympics XIII   2008 Beijing ChinaChina
Paralympics XIV   2012 London England/Great Britain
Paralympics XV    2016 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazil
Paralympics XV1   2020 Tokyo Japan Japan    

Statistics and record holders of all Countries known Women and Men players 
who have participated in Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball from 1960 to 2012

2.  Women Players and Countries they represent

Women All Time Records 1968 to 2012  

B. Women Single Paralympic Records 1968 to 2012

C. Women Single Game Records 1968 to 2012

      Some recent updates to all time Women's records:   

Most 3 Point Field Goals MadeGermany

Most Games with 40+ PointsBrazil

Most.Games with 30+ Points

Best 2 Point Field Goal PercentGermany  

Most.Points.Scored all.time.Australia

Most Paralympics Attended

Best Free Throw Percent all timeUnited States of America

Best 3 Point.Field Goal Percent Germany  

 Most 3.Point.Field Goals AttemptedMexico

3. Men Players and Countries they represent

Men All Time Records 1960 to 2012

B. Men Single Paralympic Records 1960 to 2012

C. Men Single Game Records 1960 to 2012 

Some updates to All Time Men's records

Most points scored

Most Medals won by a player     United States of AmericaIsrael

Most points per Game

Most Paralympics Attended Sweden

Most Free Throws Made Australia


Most Assists  Netherlands

Some recent updates to single Paralympics Men's Records:

Most 3 Point Field Goals MadeSouth Africa Great Britain

Most PointsNetherlandsSpain

Most Free Throws MadeFrance

4. Statistics for Game Officials 1960 to 2012Sun307
Game Officials in Paralympic wheelchair basketball & Games Officiated

5. Records for all Head Coaches and Assistant coaches 1960 to 2012

Women Team's  Head Coaches and Assistants in Paralympics 1968 to 2012

Men Team's  Head Coaches and Assistants in Paralympics 1960 to 2012

6. Paralympic Medals won by countries in wheelchair basketball 1960 to 2012
Men and Women team medal winners 1960 to 2012

7. 2014 Men’s & Women's World Championship and all past standings 1975 to 2010

8. Spitfire Challenge Records all time
  Information on the scoring statistics of EVERY player who attended the Spitfire Challenge

9. All Game Officials 1980 to 2011 who ever attended
All on floor game officials and the number of games they worked

10. All Table Officials 1980 to 2011 who ever attended
All table officials and the number of games they worked

 11. Information on the final standings and game scores of every Spitfire Challenge 1980 to 2011
Most recent Challenges includes many hundreds of pictures

 Spitfire Challenge final standings 1980 to 2011 

12.  Information on the original Spitfire Basketball team
Spitfire wheelchair basketball team

I send out email updates of Paralympic statistics to anyone who might be interested. If you wish to be added to the list please email me with your email address spitfirechallenge@speedway.ca

A "BIG THANK YOU" to all the teams, players, volunteers and family supporters who attended our 29th Spitfire Challenge. As well I would like to thank all the bus drivers, Game officials, staff at the Delta Hotel, Dennys Bus Lines, First Student Bus Lines, Strategic Incentives, Etobicoke Olympium and Hershey Sports Centre.

London Flyers 
Keith & Linda Cartwright
& Spitfires David Lash & Kerry Titleman at a Spitfire Challenge in the 1980's








Lets remember Friends we all miss 


If you have any paralympic information 1988 and earlier which would make these statistics more complete please contact me: spitfirechallenge@speedway.ca

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Spitfire Challenge
Ontario, Canada


If you wish to play wheelchair basketball in Ontario contact:

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Flag of Algeria ALG Algeria ArgentinaARG Argentina AUT Austria  AustraliaAUS Australia

BEL Belgium BrazilBRA  Brasil

CAN Canada China CHN China COL Colombia

DEN Denmark

EGY Egypt ESA El Salvador 

FIN FinlandFrance FRA France 

Germany GER GermanyGreat Britain GBR Great Britain Greece GRE Greece GUA Guatemala

IRI Iran IRQ Iraq Israel ISR Israel  Italy ITA Italy

 JamaicaJAM Jamaica Japan  JPN Japan 

MLT Malta Mexico MEX Mexico  MAR Morocco

Netherlands NED Nederland NCA Nicaragua 

PERPeru PHI Philippines Flag of Poland POL Poland POR Portugal  PUR Puerto Rico

South AfricaRSA South Africa Korea South KOR South Korea Spain ESP Spain Sweden SWE Sweden SUI Switzerland

TRI Trinidad & Tobago TUR Turkey 

United States of America USA United States of America

VEN Venezuela

YUG Yugoslavia



AS of  July 06, 2012

Each country has its own three-letter abbreviation or code that is used during the Olympic Games to represent that country. The following is a list of the 204 "countries" that are recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) as National Olympic Committees. An asterisk (*) indicates a territory and not a independent country; a listing of the independent countries of the world is available.

Afghanistan - AFG
Albania - ALB
Algeria - ALG
American Samoa* - ASA
Andorra - AND
Angola - ANG
Antigua and Barbuda - ANT
Argentina - ARG
Armenia - ARM
Aruba* - ARU
Australia - AUS
Austria - AUT
Azerbaijan - AZE
The Bahamas - BAH
Bahrain - BRN
Bangladesh - BAN
Barbados - BAR
Belarus - BLR
Belgium - BEL
Belize - BIZ
Bermuda* - BER
Benin - BEN
Bhutan - BHU
Bolivia - BOL
Bosnia and Herzegovina - BIH
Botswana - BOT
Brazil - BRA
British Virgin Islands* - IVB
Brunei - BRU
Bulgaria - BUL
Burkina Faso - BUR
Burundi - BDI
Cambodia - CAM
Cameroon - CMR
Canada - CAN
Cape Verde - CPV
Cayman Islands* - CAY
Central African Republic - CAF
Chad - CHA
Chile - CHI
China - CHN
Colombia - COL
Comoros - COM
Congo, Republic of the - CGO
Congo, Democratic Republic of the - COD
Cook Islands* - COK
Costa Rica - CRC
Cote d'Ivoire - CIV
Croatia - CRO
Cuba - CUB
Cyprus - CYP
Czech Republic - CZE
Denmark - DEN
Djibouti - DJI
Dominica - DMA
Dominican Republic - DOM
East Timor (Timor-Leste) - TLS
Ecuador - ECU
Egypt - EGY
El Salvador - ESA
Equatorial Guinea - GEQ
Eritrea - ERI
Estonia - EST
Ethiopia - ETH
Fiji - FIJ
Finland - FIN
France - FRA
Gabon - GAB
The Gambia - GAM
Georgia - GEO
Germany - GER
Ghana - GHA
Greece - GRE
Grenada - GRN
Guam* - GUM
Guatemala - GUA
Guinea - GUI
Guinea-Bissau - GBS
Guyana - GUY
Haiti - HAI
Honduras - HON
Hong Kong* - HKG
Hungary - HUN
Iceland - ISL
India - IND
Indonesia - INA
Iran - IRI
Iraq - IRQ
Ireland - IRL
Israel - ISR
Italy - ITA
Jamaica - JAM
Japan - JPN
Jordan - JOR
Kazakhstan - KAZ
Kenya - KEN
Kiribati - KIR
Korea, North (PDR of Korea) - PRK
Korea, South - KOR
Kuwait - KUW
Kyrgyzstan - KGZ
Laos - LAO
Latvia - LAT
Lebanon - LIB
Lesotho - LES
Liberia - LBR
Libya - LBA
Liechtenstein - LIE
Lithuania - LTU
Luxembourg - LUX
Macedonia - MKD (Officially: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
Madagascar - MAD
Malawi - MAW
Malaysia - MAS
Maldives - MDV
Mali - MLI
Malta - MLT
Marshall Islands - MHL
Mauritania - MTN
Mauritius - MRI
Mexico - MEX
Federated States of Micronesia - FSM
Moldova - MDA
Monaco - MON
Mongolia - MGL
Montenegro - MNE
Morocco - MAR
Mozambique - MOZ
Myanmar (Burma) - MYA
Namibia - NAM
Nauru - NRU
Nepal - NEP
Netherlands - NED
New Zealand - NZL
Nicaragua - NCA
Niger - NIG
Nigeria - NGR
Norway - NOR
Oman - OMA
Pakistan - PAK
Palau - PLW
Palestine* - PLE
Panama - PAN
Papua New Guinea - PNG
Paraguay - PAR
Peru - PER
Philippines - PHI
Poland - POL
Portugal - POR
Puerto Rico* - PUR
Qatar - QAT
Romania - ROU
Russian Federation - RUS
Rwanda - RWA
Saint Kitts and Nevis - SKN
Saint Lucia - LCA
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - VIN
Samoa - SAM
San Marino - SMR
Sao Tome and Principe - STP
Saudi Arabia - KSA
Senegal - SEN
Serbia - SRB
Seychelles - SEY
Sierra Leone - SLE
Singapore - SIN
Slovakia - SVK
Slovenia - SLO
Solomon Islands - SOL
Somalia - SOM
South Africa - RSA
Spain - ESP
Sri Lanka - SRI
Sudan - SUD
Suriname - SUR
Swaziland - SWZ
Sweden - SWE
Switzerland - SUI
Syria - SYR
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) - TPE
Tajikistan - TJK
Tanzania - TAN
Thailand - THA
Togo - TOG
Tonga - TGA
Trinidad and Tobago - TRI
Tunisia - TUN
Turkey - TUR
Turkmenistan - TKM
Tuvalu - TUV
Uganda - UGA
Ukraine - UKR
United Arab Emirates - UAE
United Kingdom (Great Britain) - GBR
United States - USA
Uruguay - URU
Uzbekistan - UZB
Vanuatu - VAN
Venezuela - VEN
Vietnam - VIE
Virgin Islands* - ISV
Yemen - YEM
Zambia - ZAM
Zimbabwe - ZIM


The territory formerly known as Netherlands Antilles (AHO) was dissolved in 2010 and subsequently lost its status as an official National Olympic Committee in 2011.

The Olympic Committee of Kosovo (OCK) was established in 2003 but as of this writing, remains unrecognized as a National Olympic Committee due to Serbia's dispute over Kosovo's independence.

YUG Yugoslavia participated in the Paralympics prior to it's break up in the 1990's 


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Species information by Frank Schäfer CEO Aquarium Glaser (Deutschland)

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer 

Lepthoplosternum pectorale - Dwarf Hoplosternum  Nov14-2014
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Nov 15-2014

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Text & photos: Frank Schäfer