After beginning the match with three straight losses, Canada’s males’s wheelchair basketball workforce is thru to the quarter-finals.
Canada beat Colombia 63-52 to clinch the fourth and closing spot from Group A on the Ariake Enviornment on Monday in Tokyo.
The Canadians beat Korea a day earlier after opening with consecutive defeats to Spain, Turkey and Japan.
In opposition to Colombia, Canada established an early lead it might by no means relinquish. Patrick Anderson led the way in which by almost recording his second straight triple-double, posting 22 factors, 17 rebounds and eight assists. Nik Goncin added 15 factors, eight assists and 7 rebounds within the victory.
Canada will play the winner of Group B to start the knockout stage.
Canada’s ladies’s wheelchair is already via to the quarter-finals too. It’ll face off in opposition to the U.S. on Monday at 11:30 p.m. ET.
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Canadian boccia participant eradicated
Canada’s Alison Levine will not transfer on within the boccia particular person BC4 occasion.
Levine was thumped 8-2 by by Croatia’s Davor Kamor, leaving the Canadian on the skin trying in after finishing group play with a 1-2 document.
The highest participant from every of the six swimming pools, plus the highest two second-place finishers, qualify for the quarter-finals. With the loss, Levine locations third in Group A.
It was over nearly as shortly because it began on Monday, with Kamor bursting to a 4-0 lead after one finish. After a 1-1 draw within the second finish, Kamor tacked on one other triple to take the commanding lead.
Levine is ranked No.1 on this planet amongst BC4 gamers, and was eyeing her first Paralympic medal.
She’ll have yet another probability within the pairs occasion, which begins on Thursday.
Smeenk settles for seventh
Canadian Austin Smeenk positioned seventh within the males’s T34 100-metre sprint.
The 24-year-old crossed the end line in 15.92 seconds, nicely off his profession better of 15.34. It is a step again for the Oakville, Ont., native, who positioned sixth on the Rio Paralympics.
World-record holder Wang Yan of China gained bronze with a time of 15.01 seconds.
The T34 class is one in every of 4 that features wheelchair racers with cerebral palsy. Smeenk was born with a situation that leaves weak spot and stiffness in his legs.
The end result leaves Smeenk nonetheless trying to find his first profession podium at a serious worldwide meet. He’ll subsequent race within the 800m heats on Friday.
Six-time Paralympian ousted
Canada’s Karen Van Nest fell in her Spherical of 16 match in Para archery.
The North Bay, Ont., native, who now resides in Wiarton, Ont., dropped a 142-140 resolution to China’s Lin Yueshan.
Van Nest has competed in each Paralympics since 2000, making Tokyo her sixth look. She competed in Para capturing within the first 4 earlier than making the swap to archery.
The Canadian has by no means gained a Paralympic medal.
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