According to IRISFD announcement, 16
Players are to attend in the sixth round of wheelchair basketball training camp
from 14 to 22 January 2023, in Tehran.
In this 8-day camp, para athletes
will train with head coach Mohammadreza Dastyar, coaches Abbas Khaki and Adel
Torfi and Yaser Gilaki as fitness coach.
The players from across the country
will be training for the opportunity to represent their best in the selection
process for attending in the IWBF World Championships.
Squad’s members list:
Hakim Mansouri, Vahid Sa’adatpour,
Saeid Heidari, Abdoljalil Gharanjik, Hasan Abdi, Ali Karimi, Alireza Kamalifar,
Omid Hadi Azhar, Amir Hossein Eslamian, Aboulfazl Jalaei, Faleh Ayyashi, Ali
Shokouhi, Mansour Ahmadi, Esmaeil Fazeli and Mohammad Mohammadnezhad.
The Senior Men’s National Team is the
defending Asian title. The team ranked fourth at the previous Championships in
Wheelchair Basketball World Championships
The 2022 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball
World Championships originally scheduled for 16 – 27 November 2022 have been
postponed until 9 – 20 June 2023.
According to IWBF, 16 men’s teams and
12 women’s teams will compete for the World ranking and the hosts United Arab
Emirates will welcome over 300 international wheelchair basketball players to
compete over twelve days. The event is held every four years with the previous
Championships in 2018 taking place in Hamburg, Germany.