26/07/2016 06h54 - Updated 26/07/2016 06h54

Manaus will host Cup North / Basketball Northeast from Thursday

The event is the Brazilian Confederation of Basketball Wheelchair, in partnership with the Association of Amazon Handicap.
Photo: Mauro Neto / Sejel
Photo: Mauro Neto / Sejel

Manaus will host the North Cup / Basketball Northeast Wheelchair from Thursday to Sunday, 28 a 31 July, Arena Amadeu Teixeira, located on the street Loris Cordovil, Flores. The event is organized by the Brazilian Confederation of Basketball Wheelchair (CBBC), in partnership with the Association of Amazon Handicap (Adefa) and receives Amazonas Government support, via the State Secretariat for Youth, Sports and leisure (Sejel) and Secretary of State of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Seped).

The competition will bring together six teams of Amazonas, Ceará, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Pará and Rondônia. The teams will compete in three waves to the Brazilian Basketball Championship in 3rd Division Wheelchair 2017, scheduled for the second half of next year. The matches will be open to the public.

Near 90 disabled athletes come into court during the four days of competition. Compete for the championship title the following teams: Association of Amazon Handicap – Adefa (AM); Association of Disabled Ceará Motors (ADM / EC), Association of Disabled Pernambuco engines (ADM / PE), Association of Handicapped and Mental Arapiraca (ADFIMA/AL), Institute for People with Disabilities of Anantapur (Ipda / PA), Society Active Life (Porto Velho / RO).

"The Amazon was part of 1999 the third division and today we are in the access division. The current coach of the Amazon selection is Ronaldo Andrew and I think we have chances to win and earn that job this year ", said the event organizer, Getulio Son, explaining that the technical committee for the event consists of 19 people of the Confederacy.

The coordinator also said that the event will serve as trials for the World Basketball Wheelchair. "The president of the Confederation, Naíse Pedrosa, will arrive on Wednesday in Manaus, along with the coach of the U-23 team, and the competition they will evaluate the athletes to compose the Brazilian team, that will represent our country in the world next year ", said.

For the holder of Sejel, Fabricio Lima, competition stimulates parasports and highlights the benefits of the practice. "The event brings visibility to the sport and shows several people with disabilities, which often summarize your life in the house or have no expectation, to know something new and that can give a different meaning to life ", highlighted.

On the official opening day, scheduled to 18h Friday, day 29, the competition will also present the "Throwing Challenge". The general public can participate for free and will have to hit a basket sitting in a wheelchair. "It's a challenge and, at the same time, a confraternity, and approach to disabled athletes. It is not a simple task, but the idea is to give people what the sport ", he said.

Wheelchair basketball

The wheelchair basketball was the first sport paralympic being practiced in Brazil, in 1958. The method involves athletes of both sexes who have some physical-motor disabilities, adapted under the rules of the International Basketball Federation Wheelchair (IWBF).

For sport, the chairs are adapted and standardized, as provided in rule. Every two touches in the chair, the player must bounce, pass or shoot the ball. The dimensions of the court and the height of the basket are the same as the Olympic basketball. No Brasil, mode is managed by the Brazilian Confederation of Basketball Wheelchair (CBBC).

Programming

28/07 - Thursday

Game - 18h to 20h

29/07 - Friday

1º game-08h30

2º game-10h

3º game-13h

4º game-15h

5º game-16:30

Official opening-18h

6º game -19h

30/07- Saturday

1º game-08h30

2º game-10h

3º game-11h30

4º game-15h

5º game-16:30

6º game -18h

31/07- Sunday

1º game-08h30

2º game-10h

Closing Event - 11:30 am

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