The second day of the wheelchair basketball competition at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games saw both Argentina and Canada men’s teams begin their championship journey’s with a win.
Argentina men tipped off the day against Mexico, both taking to the court for their first games of this year’s competition, and in a close encounter, Argentina edged it thanks to a slightly better shooting percentage, taking the victory, 70-58.
Mexico’s women bounced back from defeat at the hands of Argentina yesterday to get off the mark, beating Colombia, 46-33.
A slow start from Colombia’s men allowed Canada to jump ahead and take control of their first game, pushing out to a twelve point lead at the end of the first half. That gave them enough breathing space to stay ahead and get the win, 64-51.
Canada’s co-captain Bo Hedges said:
“It’s always great to start the tournament off with a win. Colombia is a good team and one of the teams we knew we needed to beat in order to put ourselves in the position we want to be in, so it’s a great start for us in this tournament.”
Brazil men and USA men both continued their winning ways, to go 2-0 and remain tied at the top of pool B. Brazil held off Puerto Rico, 80-67, whilst the USA again showed the reason why they are one of the best teams in the world with another assertive performance, this time over Peru, 114-14.
Canada women ensured they went top of pool A, in the final game of the day, improving their record to 2-0 with an 82-25 victory over Argentina.
Wheelchair Basketball will be one of five sports at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games which will be livestreamed. View via the Lima 2019 Streaming Channel https://www.lima2019.pe/canales-streaming.
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Viewers in USA, Canada and Peru are able to watch via their national Parapans broadcaster.
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Photograph Copyright Vidal Tarqui / Lima 2019