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Brazil women’s wheelchair basketball team beat Peru to qualify 2015 Para Panamerican Games

women basketball team posing The Peruvian women's team at the competition. Image credit: Dilka J. Benitez Ortiz
Brazil 50 - 26 Peru

Brazil women beat Peru. Image credit: Dilka J. Benitez Ortiz

Brazil women’s national wheelchair basketball team beat Peru in Cali, Colombia last night for Brazil to guarantee a top two finish and qualify for the upcoming 2015 Para Panamerican Games in Toronto, Canada.  The Brazilians won by a score of 50 – 26, Brazil’s tightest victory in the competition.

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The Brazilians will meet Argentina tonight at at 7:15 PM local time for the competition final.  In round robin play, Brazil beat Argentina 47 – 15. Peru will play Colombia for third place, with the winner booking their own ticket to Toronto. Earlier, Peru beat Colombia 32 – 21.

 

The Peruvian side is coached by Hector Salinas.  The team includes Carmen Hancco, Jeny Robles, Edith Velasquez, Julia Zegarra, Braulia Segovia, María Tapia, Carmen Oblitas, Merlni Tunqui, Norma Garcia, Pilar Jauregui, and Lucero Garcia.

 

The Brazilian side includes Luiza de Oliveira, Andreia Rosa Farias, Silverlane Oliveira, Aurelia Rosa Ana, Rosalia da Silva, Perla Assuncao, Jessica Santana, Geisa Viera, Lia Maria Martins, Marta Miranda, Paola Klokler, and Vileida de Almeida.  They are coached by Tiago Baptista.

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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