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China to play for bronze at U25 Women’s Wheelchair Basketball World Championship

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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.


Laura Hale
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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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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