Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Brings World’s Best To Birmingham Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

| May 24, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Justin Averette and Brittany Faush

Some of the world’s top athletes are in Birmingham this week for the 2019 Four Nations Wheelchair Rugby Invitational.

The invitational features teams from the United States, Australia, Great Britain and Japan in wheelchair rugby, which is a cross between rugby, hockey, basketball and handball.

“This is like the first time we’ve been able to get everyone in the top four here at one time,” said James Gumbert, USA Wheelchair Rugby coach. “So, it’s quite the coup for Birmingham, and it’s very exciting.”

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