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Canadians disadvantaged of podium at World Wheelchair Rugby Championship

Canadians disadvantaged of podium at World Wheelchair Rugby Championship

Within the quarter-finals of the Danish event, the Canadians have been narrowly overwhelmed Friday by the People, 53-51. They’ll subsequently not be capable of do higher than their fifth place acquired on the Paralympic Video games in Tokyo.

In management and up 27-26 after the primary two quarters, the Canadians failed to extend their lead.

The USA constructed a two-point lead late within the third quarter and held it till the top, with the Canadians unable to even the rating.

We believed in it, and we have been right here to come back and get a medal and there, we simply misplaced that likelihood. That is exhausting (exhausting) ! acknowledged Canadian head coach Patrick Côté after the sport.

Ranked fifth on the planet, Canada should completely beat New Zealand, eighth on the planet, on Saturday to hope to play a match for fifth place, scheduled for Sunday.

We anticipated to play for a medal, however with our preliminary efficiency (3 wins and a pair of losses), that put us at an obstacle for our quarter-final, analyzed ahead Anthony Létourneau, from Boisbriand. It’s important to get collectively as a crew and transfer on.

Zak Maddel with the ball throughout Canada’s sport towards USA

Picture: Fb / Wheelchair Rugby Canada, Kevin Bogetti-Smith

The USA will face Japan within the semi-finals. The People wish to win their fourth world title, and their first since 2010. Their final title on the Paralympic Video games dates again to 2008.

Over 130 athletes are participating within the event, together with 13 ladies, 3 of whom are a part of the Australian crew.

Canada had excessive expectations at worlds after defeating defending Paralympic Video games champions Nice Britain within the event closing Quadri-nations. The Canadians, vice-world champions in 2014, have been searching for their first title since 2002.

The People introduced them again to earth on Friday.

With info from Sportcom

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