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Day 6 Paralympics review: Beijing semi-final rematch looms for Gliders


5 September 2012

University of Sydney Paralympians made valuable contributions as the Australian women's wheelchair basketball team continued their march towards the medal matches at the London 2012 Paralympics with a convincing 62-37 victory over Mexico. Andrew Tilley from Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) reports.

Sarah Stewart - a Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder, philosophy PhD student, and Sydney Uni WheelKings and Wheelchair Flames representative - scored six points and contributed four assists. Katie Hill, who is also a Sydney Uni WheelKings and Wheelchair Flames player, contributed five points.

The Gliders next match is a Thursday semi-final against the United States, who fought back from a slow start against Canada to eventually prevail 67-55. The semi-final offers the Australians the opportunity to gain revenge for a 60-47 loss to the United States four years ago in Beijing.

The news wasn't as good for the Australian women's goalball team, which included University of Sydney arts and education student Jenny Blow. The Australians suffered an 8-5 loss to Sweden in their final game of the tournament.


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Enquiries: Andrew Tilley, Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness, 9351 8116, a.tilley@sport.usyd.edu.au