The Canadian Women’s wheelchair basketball team has its sights set on reaching the Paralympic podium for the first time since 2004, but first it will need to defeat the defending gold-medal champions.
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After routing the host nation Japan, the women’s wheelchair basketball team faces off against Germany with a chance to secure their place in the quarterfinals.
Thursday the Toronto Raptors won its first NBA title, but they weren’t the only basketball team in Canada that night with a noteworthy victory.
The Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team might not be leaving Rio with a medal, but they have gained some very important things from the tournament.
Despite gaining the support of the Brazilian fans, Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team had their medal dreams shattered in Rio on Tuesday, following a 78-60 loss at the hands of the Netherlands. However, the team’s veterans will still have several positives to take away from the experience.
Many people have travelled from afar to come to Rio for the Paralympics and these are their stories