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Japan Wheelchair Men's Basketball Team in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

2024-06-26

We introduce Japan wheelchair men's basketball team at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

If you want to know more about Japan's men's basketball team in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, please click the following.

Japan Wheelchair Men's Basketball Team in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

On June 17, 2021, the Japan wheelchair men's basketball team in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics has been selected (see table below).

NumberNameClassificationTeamAffiliation
#1Akira Toyoshima2.0Miyagi MAXWowow Inc.
#2Renshi Chokai2.5Para Kanagawa SCWowow Inc.
#6Rin Kawahara1.5Chiba HawksLawson, Inc.
#7Takuya Furusawa3.0Para Kanagawa SCWowow Inc.
#8Ryuga Akaishi2.5Saitama LionsNippon Sport Science University
#10Tetsuya Miyajima4.0Toyama WBCOLM, Inc.
#11Kiyoshi Fujisawa2.0Saitama LionsCOLOPL, Inc.
#13Reo Fujimoto4.5Miyagi MAXSUS Co., Ltd.
#21Yoshinobu Takamatsu4.0Tochigi LakersNippon Sport Science University
#25Kei Akita3.5Gifu SHINEAioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
#26Takayoshi Iwai1.0Toyama WBCSMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
#55Hiroaki Kozai3.5NO EXCUSENO EXCUSE

The rules of wheelchair basketball are similar to those of regular basketball, but there are some differences.

In particular, the rules of class.

The following articles are a good reference for the rules of wheelchair basketball.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Japan will play against Colombia, Spain and Argentina in the group matches of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The venue is Ariake Arena.

August 26, 2021: Japan 63-56 Colombia

Japan defeated Colombia 63-56.

Renshi Chokai had a triple-double with 15 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.

August 27, 2021: Japan 59-52 South Korea

Japan defeated Korea 59-52.

Reo Fujimoto scored 21 points.

August 28, 2021: Japan 62-56 Canada

Japan defeated Canada 62-56.

Hiroaki Kozai scored 24 points, including 4 3-pointers.

Videos will be added as soon as they are found.

August 29, 2021: Japan 61-79 Spain

Japan lost 61-79 to Spain.

Takuya Furusawa scored 15 points, Reo Fujimoto and Hiroaki Kozai 11.

August 30, 2021: Japan 67-55 Turkey

Japan defeated Turkey 67-55.

Hiroaki Kozai scored 22 points and Reo Fujimoto 19 points.

Videos will be added as soon as they are found.

September 1, 2021: Japan 61-55 Australia

In the quarterfinals, Japan defeated Australia 61-55.

It is the first time to advance to the semi-finals!

Hiroaki Kozai scored 20 points, Renshi Chokai 15 points, and Reo Fujimoto 14 points.

You can watch it at 2:40:00.

September 3, 2021: Japan 79-68 Great Britain

In the semi-finals, Japan defeated Great Britain 79-68.

It is the first time for Japan to advance to the finals and to win a silver medal or more!

Renshi Chokai scored 20 points and Hiroaki Kozai 17 points.

You can watch it at 2:40:00.

September 5, 2021: Japan 60-64 United States

In the finals, the Japanese team narrowly lost to the Americans 60-64.

Japan won the silver medal. Congratulations!

Hiroaki Kozai scored 18 points and Reo Fujimoto 11 points.

Here is a video of the highlights.

Here is a full movie.

Renshi Chokai Was Selected as Tokyo 2020 Paralympics MVP

Renshi Chokai was selected as Tokyo 2020 Paralympics MVP.

Congratulations!

Tweets Related to Japan Wheelchair Men's Basketball Team Winning Silver Medal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

We introduce tweets related to Japan wheelchair men's basketball team winning the silver medal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

https://twitter.com/nhk_sports/status/1434381928518537219?s=20

https://twitter.com/JWBF_OFFICIAL/status/1434384290251378691?s=20

Summary

We introduced Japan wheelchair men's basketball team at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

We won the silver medal!

Let's aim for the gold medal next time!

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