2 September, 2021

Brilliant fightback saw ParalympicsGB Men’s Team advance through to the Tokyo 2020 Semi-Finals after a dramatic win against Canada.

After a 20-point comeback against Australia on Monday, the ParalympicsGB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team again showed incredible resilience to qualify for the semi-finals, coming from 10 points down in the third quarter to beat Canada by 14 points. 

For fans watching back home, it was another thrilling, but nail-biting final quarter, as the ParalympicsGB Men showcased their determination and fight to come from behind to reach their seventh successive Paralympic Games semi-final. 

Choudhry and the Team showcased incredible leadership on and off the court, supported by Head Coach Haj Bhania, who is advising the team remotely from the UK. 

The ParalympicsGB Men’s Team will now face Japan in the quarter finals on Friday 3 September at 12:45 (BST).   

Commenting on the team’s progression to the semi-finals, ParalympicsGB’s Harry Brown said: 

“The game went really well. We knew they would come out all guns blazing. Pat [Patrick Anderson] is one of the greatest in the World at what he does so having him out on the floor we knew he would try everything he could and throw everything at us. We battled through the storms and got the win at the end. The semi-final will be a tough one but we’ll do our prep and get the job done again.” 

British Wheelchair Basketball CEO Lisa Pearce added: 

“Watching this team on court in Tokyo is exhilarating and captivating. Their ability to reset, come together and absolutely fight to secure a win is truly spectacular.  These last two crucial games, against Australia and Canada, have underlined the sheer outstanding determination of this team to succeed. 

 “Given the challenges they have faced over the last 18 months in training and to prepare for this Games, their qualification into the semi-finals of a Paralympic Games should be applauded. 

“I have no doubt that this team will continue to keep fans enthralled with their grit and world-class games here in Tokyo into the semi-finals.” 

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