Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Opens in Sarajevo

3K Sarajevo, a wheelchair basketball club, is hosting an international wheelchair basketball tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Ramiz Salčin arena. In addition to the host club, clubs from Zagreb, Vodice, Maribor, Ljubljana, Belgrade and Podgorica are competing in the Sarajevo Basket 2017. The final match will be played on Sunday at 11 pm.

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Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball.

“It is an extremely challenging tournament and a great responsibility and obligation to organize such an event in Sarajevo. I use the opportunity to invite fans and citizens of Sarajevo to support us in the Ramiz Salčin arena this weekend,” said Sabahudin Keč, the 3K Sarajevo president.

Wheelchair basketball is played by people with varying physical disabilities that disqualify them from playing an able-bodied sport. Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball. The exceptions are rules which have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair.

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