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05 Sep 2012

A repeat Beijing performance in London

In the women's wheelchair basketball, the three winning teams of Beijing 2008 will be battling it out in the semifinals

The women's wheelchair basketball quarter finals saw the success of the favorite teams at the outset. At the top of the standings, the United States, defending Paralympic champions, defeated Canada 67-55, after bouncing back from being the weaker team in the first two quarters of the game. In the semifinals, the American players will take on Australia, bronze at Beijing 2008, who sailed through victory against Mexico, 62-37. At the bottom of the standings, Germany, silver at Beijing 2008, defeated Great Britain 55-44 at the end of a very well-balanced game until the last quarter of play. In the semifinals, the Germans will be battling it out against Holland, who secured a victory against China, 59-37. The first medals were awarded in boccia. In the Mixed Pairs BC4, Brazil won the gold, defeating the Czech Republic in the final, 5-3. The bronze medal went to Canada, who triumphed over Great Britain, 8-2. In the final for the gold medal in the Mixed Pairs BC3 category, Greece won against Portugal, defeated 4-1. The bronze went to Belgium, who secured a victory against South Korea, 4-3. In the Mixed team BC1-2 category, the gold medal was won by the favorite, Thailand, who defeated China, 10-5. Bronze medal for Great Britain, who beat Portugal, 7-5.