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Bogota defeats Colombians Choco on day two of wheelchair rugby’s Maximus Ecuador

At the conclusion of day two of wheelchair rugby’s Maximus Ecuador  on Friday, Bogota had defeated Colombians Choco 32 – 8.  Other games played that day included a match between Peru and Chile, and Chile and Bogota.

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Game time temperatures were high, sitting at over 95 F/ 35 C.  The Facebook maintainer for International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF)  said none of the athletes appeared to be having any problems coping with the high temperatures.

Earlier in the competition,  Colombians Choco defeated Peru 34 – 23 for the team’s first ever competitive win.  The Colombian team has two female members an five male members.

Wheelchair rugby has not historically been popular in South America.  In 2008, only two teams were eligible for the World Cup.  Since then, according to the IWRF, because of the work of Juan Pablo Salazar, this has changed and there are now 10 national teams in the Americas.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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