Will it be Australia vs Canada again?
The two Beijing's men's wheelchair basketball tournament finalists are one step away from the London 2012 final
Sep 6, 2012
The men's wheelchair basketball tournament quarter finals were held at the North Greenwich Arena. At the top of the standings, the United States beat Germany 57-46, at the end of a hard-fought battle that saw the Americans take over in the last quarter of play with an outstanding performance of 20 points scored. In the semifinals, the American players will take on the defending Paralympic champions, Australia, who defeated Poland, 76-53. At the bottom of the standings, excellent performance by Great Britain, who beat Turkey 75-70. Among the host country team members, Terry Bywater's performance stood out in particular, as he scored 23 points, 5 assists and 13 rebounds. In the semifinals, the Brits will be battling it out with one of the tournament's favorites, Canada, who beat Spain 77-51. In boccia, the individual competitions have started. In the Mixed Individual BC2 category, it was a big day for Portugal, with three of their players qualifying for the next round: Cristina Goncalves, Fernando Ferreira and Abilio Valente. Portugal also played a leading role in the Mixed Individual BC1 category, with its victory in the starting game sealed by Joao Fernandes, defending Paralympic champion. Among the Portuguese's fiercest competitors, there are Thailand's Pattaya Tadtong and Witsanu Huadpradit, as well as Brazil's Jose Carlos Chagas de Oliveira. In the Mixed Individual BC3 category, excellent performance by the Brits Jacob Thomas and Scott McCowan, who will now be facing the world's number one, Korea's Jeong Ho-Won.