Definition of wheelchair rugby in English:

wheelchair rugby


  • A sport incorporating elements of rugby, hockey, basketball, and volleyball, played by competitors who have a physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair.

    ‘she made history as the first woman to compete in wheelchair rugby at the Games’
    ‘wheelchair rugby is not for the faint-hearted’
    • ‘The teacher, who has used a wheelchair for almost 20 years after being paralysed in a car crash, has previously piloted a light aircraft and plays wheelchair rugby.’
    • ‘Now he is competing in the Paralympics in Athens as part of the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team.’
    • ‘Their facilities include a 42,530 square foot athletic fieldhouse which houses 3 courts for basketball, wheelchair rugby and volleyball.’
    • ‘BBC2 will also be televising the wheelchair rugby competition, which will take place at the Helliniko Indoor Arena.’
    • ‘After going to the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to watch the wheelchair rugby, Ross made the biggest decision of his life.’
    • ‘First told about wheelchair rugby when he was in hospital, it is a sport he has attacked with vengeance.’
    • ‘In addition to being a world-class wheelchair rugby player, he is also a businessman.’
    • ‘Despite his disability he helped set up Scotland's first wheelchair rugby team.’
    • ‘He has been part of the Great Britain tennis squad and is due to play wheelchair rugby in Belgium later this month.’
    • ‘He broke his back three years ago and was helped by the charity to purchase a specially adapted wheelchair so that he can play wheelchair rugby.’
    • ‘This project is to raise money so that these little kids can do whatever they want - whether that's play a musical instrument or learn how to play wheelchair rugby.’
    • ‘Also thanks to the people in New Zealand who were so welcoming and helpful when I was there for the wheelchair rugby.’
    • ‘To the novice wheelchair rugby looks like organised chaos, despite the presence of two referees and a panel of officials.’
    • ‘It's soon clear that wheelchair rugby is more than just a game to them, it's a revelation.’