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Great Britain takes silver and Australia bronze at Kitakyushu Champions Cup

The junior men’s Kitakyushu Champions Cup wrapped up in Japan earlier today, with Great Britain winning silver and Australia finishing with a bronze. Great Britain lost to Japan 64 – 58 in the gold medal game, while Australia defeated South Korea 66 – 41 in the bronze medal game.



Great Britain came into the gold medal game undefeated in pool play. On Friday, the beat Australia 70 – 52. On Saturday, they defeated South Korea 59 – 40.  On Sunday morning, they defeated Japan 52 – 45.  Meanwhile, Australia lost to Great Britain, lost to Japan 62 – 55 on Saturday and beat South Korea on Sunday morning by a score of 71 – 41.


Great Britain sent a twelve member strong team that includes Jim Palmer, Nathan Maguire, Jack Perry, Mark Scholefield, Billy Bridge, Christy Gregan, George Bates, Phil Pratt, Gregg Warburton, Emmanuel Filson, Charlie Fryer-Stevens, and James MacSorley.   They were led by head coach Mat Foden. Bridge andWarburton scored important points for Great Britain in their silver medal game, even if they did not win.

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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