Great Britain just miss out on Bronze at 2017 Osaka Cup

Great Britain fell just short of a bronze medal finish, at this year’s Osaka Cup, after a competitive weekend of wheelchair basketball.

The team began with a 57-48 defeat to Australia but bounced back in style with an impressive 65-42 victory over Japan. Great Britain lost out to eventual winner Netherlands (40-72) in their final group game.

The 2017 Osaka Cup bronze medal game saw Great Britain take on Japan once more; this time, however, it was the host nation who secured victory – Japan closing out a 55-44 win.

Great Britain captain Sophie Carrigill and teammate Joy Haizleden were both named in the tournament’s All-Star 5.

Schedule/Results

Thursday 9th February
1.30am GMT JPN 69 v 68 NED
4.30am GMT AUS 57 v 48 GBR
Friday 10th February
1.00am GMT JPN 42 v 65 GBR
1.00am GMT AUS 39 v 67 NED
4.30am GMT NED 72 v 40 GBR
9.15am GMT JPN 57 v 70 AUS
Saturday 11th February
2.00am GMT – Bronze GBR 44 v 55 JPN
4.30am GMT – Gold NED 55 v 40 AUS

Source: BWB
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