TOKYO (AP) – German wheelchair basketball players barely missed a coup against the United States at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
He led national coach Nikolai Seltinger’s team against the Paralympic champion in Rio in the third quarter with 40:30 and ultimately lost with 55:58. The women, who won the silver in Rio and before that the gold in London, scored an undisputed victory over Australia by 77:58.
“It’s a shame we didn’t get the thing. But we were satisfied with the performance. That’s why we’re brave of him,” Zelttinger said. “We have a different claim to the Americans. They definitely want the gold. The first in the world to reach the quarter-finals. Such a performance on Friday against the British should suffice.”
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