• #RolltisZadonkingyou | 3 Fragen an Jake Williams: “Das Ziel ist definitiv, zu gewinnen“

    Der U.S.-Rollstuhlbasketball-Nationalspieler Jake Williams war so nett und hat eine kleine Trainingspause in der Sporthalle eingelegt, um uns – höflich, zuvorkommend und freundlich-einsilbig wie eh und je – drei Fragen für unsere #RolltisZadonkingyou-Reihe zu beantworten. Continue Reading

  • #RolltisZadonkingyou | Morgan Wood (Team USA)

    What does it mean to you to wear the USA jersey, Morgan Wood? Continue Reading

  • #RolltisZadonkingyou | „I’m super excited to go back and play in Hamburg with the national team.“

    Hiroaki Kozai is one of the key players of the Japanese  wheelchair basketball national team. While he recently played the Champions League Final Four with the RSV Lahn-Dill and will soon be  preparing for the World Championship in Hamburg,  he took the time to answer the Rollt. editorial team a few questions. Continue Reading

  • #Zadonk: The elite class of wheelchair basketball presents itself in Hamburg

    The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is warming up and getting ready for the 2018  wheelchair basketball World Championships. edel-optics.de Arena will host the four best club teams in Europe on May 4th and 5th in anticipation of the sports highlight, which will take place in Hamburg from August 16th to 26th. CD Ilunion Madrid (Spain), Unipol Sai Briantea84 Cantú (Italy), six-time Champions League winner RSV Lahn-Dill (Wetzlar) and the newly crowned German champion, the RSB Thuringia Bulls (Elxleben), qualified for the final four of the IWBF Europe Champions League, the highest club competition on the European continent.

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  • #RolltisZadonkingyou | Sonia Ruiz (Equipo nacional España, la capitana)

    Sonia Ruiz (Equipo nacional España, la capitana): “Después de 24 años sin participar en torneos intercontinentales es un orgullo y privilegio poder asistir al mundial de Hamburgo. Hemos trabajado duro para poder volver a un torneo de estas magnitudes y seguimos trabajando porque creemos en el nivel y talento de este equipo para mantenernos entre los mejores países del mundo. Para nosotras no es un regalo, Es una oportunidad para llegar y quedarnos! Continue Reading

  • Rollt. International | Easter Tournament Wheelchair Basketball

    In Blankenberge fand vom 30. März bis zum 1. April das Easter Tournament Wheelchair Basketball statt. In Belgien duellierten sich die Herren-Nationalmannschaften aus Großbritanninen, Japan, Belgien und den Niederlanden. Den Sieg im Kampf der fünf Nationen sicherten sich die verlustpunktfreien Briten, die u. a. mit dem Hannoveraner Joe Bestwick aufliefen. Bemerkenswert am Turniersieg der Herrschaften von der Insel war, dass die Equipe ohne ihre Topstars Gaz Choudhry (Bsr Amiab Albacete), Terry Bywater (CD Ilunion) und Simon Brown (Amicacci Giulianova) antraten. Auch Ian Sagar (Unipol Sai Briantea84 Cantú), der sich eine Nationalmannschaftsauszeit gönnt, rollte nicht für die Briten übers Feld. Continue Reading

  • What was the role of a low pointer in years past as compared to now, Vanessa Erskine?

    „The role of a low pointer has definitely changed since 15+ years ago. I have only been playing basketball for 6 years but even in these 6 years, you can really see the evolution of the role. More and more low pointers are becoming scoring threats on offense as well as still being able to pick and seal. I think a lot of this has been because of the development of the equipment. A basketball chair with the proper straps and dump and set up can allow a low pointer to be quick and have balance. In the past, without anti-tip wheels, less camber, little to no straps, etc. Low pointers weren’t able to really move quiet as well. Also, defensively, low pointers are able to defend higher classification players which really helps the defense be able to have an advantage.  Continue Reading

  • #RolltisZadonkingyou | Carina de Rooij & Robin Poggenwisch

    Carina de Rooij (Women National Team Netherlands): „I’m looking forward to participate in the World Championships again. It is the biggest event in wheelchair basketball and is THE place where we want to show the results of all our training sessions. After Rio the team has been transforming and we have been building our team with new and younger players. Halfway on our route to Tokyo I can honestly say I am enjoying to see the way our new players are developing. It is still a big honour for me every time I am able to play in the orange jersey and to represent my country. Our goal: playing every game as planned according our tactics and make the best of every battle.“

    Robin Poggenwisch (Mens National Team Netherlands): „Ever since I started playing wheelchair basketball as a fourteen-year-old kid I dreamed about playing for the national team one day. For me that dream came true. Wearing the national team jersey is always been an honour for me. Hearing the national anthem still give me goose bumps every time. In the build-up to the world championship 2018 in Hamburg I think that we are building towards a good mix between young talents and some more experienced players. The competition will be fierce, and we will be ready for the challenge!”

    Fragen: Annika Aul | Foto: Steffie Wunderl

  • Interview with Terry Bywater: „The World Championships will be great in Germany.“

    The British national player Terry Bywater is a legend and an institution. The family man played five Paralympic games, four World and nine European Championships for Great Britain. In our interview Terry talked about the upcoming Champions League final in Hamburg, the Spanish league  and his biggest sport moments.

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  • Team Germany | Testspiel-Termine Herren

    Während sich Fans, Freunde und Familienmitglieder der Damen-Nationalmannschaft weiter in Geduld üben müssen, um in Erfahrung zu bringen, wann die Vize-Europameisterinnen wo auf heimischen Boden vor der WM in Erscheinung treten, sind die Herren der Schöpfung schon ein Stück weiter. Bundestrainer Nicolai Zeltinger wird bereits über das Osterwochenende seinen finalen Kader verkünden. Dem nicht genug, können die Rollstuhlbasketball-Fans so langsam ihren Kalender zücken, um sich die Länderspieltermine einzutragen. Continue Reading