Rio 2016 Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Schedule announced!


The IWRF has published the schedule for the 2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby competition. 

"After consultation with the Olympic Broadcast Service, the schedule was developed to maximize national broadcaster’s interest in televising our sport.  This is always against the need to ensure that team’s performance is not adversely affected."

The countries competing for the gold are:

  • Australia (That's us! Currently ranked 2nd in the world)
  • Brazil (19th)
  • Canada (4th)
  • France (7th)
  • Great Britain (5th)
  • Japan (3rd)
  • Sweden (6th)
  • United States (1st)

We took the liberty to convert the Brazilian times to Australian Eastern Standard time for you to make it easier to know when to set your alarms ;) Luckily, Australia are playing either late at night or in the morning. But we all know they'll be playing for the Gold at 1:30am on the 19th ;)

Original schedule in Brazilian time can be found here

Australian Eastern Time (AEST) Game Team 1 vs Team 2
Wed 14th 11:30pm - 1:00am Prelim 1 AUS vs GBR
Thu 15th 1:45am - 3:15am Prelim 2 USA vs FRA
Thu 15th 5:00am - 6:30am Prelim 3 JPN vs SWE
Thu 15th 8:15am - 9:45am Prelim 4 CAN vs BRA
Thu 15th 11:30pm - 1:00am Prelim 5 SWE vs USA
Fri 16th 1:45am - 3:15am Prelim 6 GBR vs CAN
Fri 16th 5:00am - 6:30am Prelim 7 JPN vs FRA
Fri 16th 8:15am - 9:45am Prelim 8 AUS vs BRA
Fri 16th 11:30pm - 1:00am Prelim 9 FRA vs SWE
Sat 17th 1:45am - 3:15am Prelim 10 BRA vs GBR
Sat 17th 5:00am - 6:30am Prelim 11 USA vs JPN
Sat 17th 8:15am - 9:45am Prelim 12 CAN vs AUS
Sat 17th 11:30pm - 1:00am 7th–8th classification BRA vs FRA
Sun 18th 1:45am - 3:15am Semi-final 1 USA vs CAN
Sun 18th 5:00am - 6:30am Semi-final 2 AUS vs JAP
Sun 18th 8:15am - 9:45am 5th-6th classification GBR vs SWE
Sun 18th 10:00pm - 11:30pm Bronze medal match
Mon 19th 1:30am - 3:00am Gold medal match
Mon 19th 3:00am - 3:30am Victory ceremony