Brazil win regional wheelchair basketball event02.05.2017
The Brazilian women’s team took the South American Championships title following a 67-40 victory over Argentina; hosts Peru claimed bronze.
The Brazilian women’s wheelchair basketball team won the South American Championships in Lima, Peru, after defeating regional rivals Argentina 67-40 in the gold-medal match on Sunday (30 April).
Brazil remained undefeated throughout the entire competition, which began on 24 April, by subsequently beating Argentina, Peru and Chile in the round-robin before qualifying for the final.
Hosts Peru claimed bronze following a 52-24 victory over Chile.
Argentina and Brazil were the two teams from the region who competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The former left the Brazilian city with no victories, whilst the hosts qualified for the quarter-finals, where they lost to USA.
At the latest Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada, in 2015, Brazil took bronze. Argentina and Peru finished fourth and sixth, respectively.
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