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The first Russian National Wheelchair Rugby Championship was held in Aleksin

01 January 1970
The first Russian National Wheelchair Rugby Championship was held in Aleksin (Tula Region) from 21 to 23 November, 2012.{nl}{nl}The team from Dagestan became the winner of the tournament beat the team from Moscow in the final game.{nl}{nl}The third place went to Primorskiy Kray Team.{nl}{nl}Wheelchair Rugby – a Paralympic sport for persons with physical disabilities and spinal injuries first appeared in Canada in 1976/ Twenty years later it entered the Paralympics as an exhibition sport, before debuting as a full event in Sydney in 2000. The winners of four Paralympics rugby competitions to date have been the United States (in Sydney and Beijing), New Zealand (in Athens) and Australia (in London). Wheelchair rugby incorporates elements of basketball, football and endurance sports. Matches are held on a basketball court. Instead of the traditional oval ball, players use volleyball which can be carried or passed by hand. Teams consist of four players and up to eight substitutes. Classification of players is based on their physical abilities.



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