The wheelchair rugby combination lottery held at the Tokyo Paralympics was held in the United Kingdom on the 28th, and Japan, which is expected to receive a gold medal, entered the same group as Australia, which is ranked first in the world ranking in the qualifying league.

Japan's biggest rival Australia

The Japanese representative of Wheelchair Rugby won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics and the gold medal at the World Championship three years ago, and is expected to be the first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

In the combination lottery of the qualifying league of the Tokyo tournament held at the international sports organization in the United Kingdom on the 28th, the eight participating teams were divided into two groups, and Japan, which is expected to win a gold medal in the third place in the world ranking, is "Group A". I entered.

It is the same group as Australia, which won the gold medal in two consecutive Paralympic Games, France, which is 6th in the world, and Denmark, which is 7th in the world.

Japan has made Australia its biggest rival to the gold medal, winning in the finals of the World Championships three years ago, but losing in the adult international competition.

In the semi-finals where the top two teams from each group advance, different groups will play against each other, so Japan will not play against Australia until the final if they win the qualifying league.

The Wheelchair Rugby Qualifying League will start on August 25th and the final will be held on August 29th.

Qualifying league combination

It is a combination of the Tokyo Paralympics and the wheelchair rugby qualifying league.

It is "Group A" with Japan.

Australia, which has won the Paralympic Games for the second time in a row and is ranked No. 1 in the world, France, which is No. 6 in the world, and Denmark, which is No. 7 in the world, lost to Japan in the international competition.

It is "Group B".

The four teams are the United States, which won the silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro tournament last time, the United Kingdom, which is fourth in the world, Canada, which is fifth in the world, and New Zealand, which is tenth in the world.