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10 Sep 2012

Three nations in celebration

Canada and Germany have won the gold medal in wheelchair basketball. In boccia, the grand Paralympic finale for the Brazilian players.

The finals of the wheelchair basketball team has seen a return on the highest step of the podium and another win his first title Paralympics. In the men's tournament, Canada, driven by Patrick Anderson, author of 34 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, passed 64-58 for Australia, after a hard fought game. The Canadian players, who won in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, had the revenge of the defeat of the Australians in Beijing 2008. The bronze medal went to the United States, which in the final for third place to beat Great Britain 61-46. In the women's tournament, as Germany won his first Paralympic title, defeating Australia in 58-44. In front of 13,000 spectators at the North Greenwich Arena, the German players were dragged by the great performance of Mareike Adermann, author of 19 points. The bronze went to the Netherlands, who defeated the United States 71-47, winners in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. In boccia, the medal has seen impose Brazil, thanks to the two gold medals won at the last day of racing. In the category Individual BC4, the gold went to Dirceu Jose Pinto, and in the final defeated Chinese  Yuansen Zheng. In the category Mixed Individual BC2, Maciel Sousa Santos won the second gold of the day for Brazil, defeating in the final the Chinese Zhiqiang Yan. In the category Mixed Individual BC1, Thai Pattaya Tadtong won gold defeating in the final British David Smith. In the end, if was an all Korean final for the Mixed Individual BC3 category, with the victory for Ye-Jin Choi  and the silver for Ho-Won Jeong.