Earlier today, China women’s national u-25 wheelchair basketball team lost their semi-final match 38 – 46 against Australia at the U25 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championship in Beijing, China to set themselves up for a bronze medal match against Canada tomorrow. Canada lost out on their own place in the finals after losing to Great Britain 67 – 51.
China goes into the bronze medal match having beaten Germany 59 – 45 in their opening match. China then met Canada on the second day of competition, winning 75 – 57. China lost their third match of the competition, going down 45 – 70 to Great Britain. China’s skid continued with a 58 – 60 loss to Australia. China’s last game of round robin play saw a decisive 74 – 28 win against Japan.
Canada lost their opening match of the tournament to Great Britain 30 – 50. Canada then lost again to eventual bronze medal matchup China 57 – 75. Canada’s third match was against Japan, which they won 65 – 36. Canada then built a two game winning streak, beating Germany 51 – 47. Canada’s final match of round robin play was against Australia, which they lost 73 – 57.
In the fifth/sixth placement match played today, Germany defeated Japan 46 – 38 to finish in fifth place.