In a showcase of talent, determination, and sportsmanship, the quarter-finals of the IWBF 2023 Women’s U25 World Championships delivered a memorable day of action, with four teams emerging victorious and booking their spots in the semi-finals.
Great Britain 72-39 Japan
The Great Britain team set the tone for the day with a dominant 72-39 victory over Japan. Their alround team performance earned them a well-deserved place in the semi-finals, where they will continue their quest for championship glory. This game was characterized by Great Britain’s exceptional teamwork and scoring prowess.
Canada 26-38 China
In a closely contested matchup, China edged past Canada with a final score of 38-26. Both teams displayed incredible defensive skills and determination, but it was China who secured the victory and advanced to the semi-finals.
Germany 46-53 Spain
Spain pulled off a thrilling upset by defeating Germany with a final score of 53-46. This intense and closely-fought game showcased Spain’s resilience and determination, earning them a spot in the semi-finals on their first appearance at an U25 World Championships.
USA 59-24 Thailand
The United States showcased their basketball prowess with a commanding 59-24 victory over hosts Thailand. The USA’s dominant performance was highlighted by their impressive defense and precise shooting. They will now set their sights on the semi-final round.
With these impressive wins, Great Britain, China, Spain, and the United States have punched their tickets to the semi-finals of the Women’s U25 World Championships. These teams will continue to battle it out for the coveted championship title.
The semi-final matchups promise to be a spectacle, as these four teams will bring their A-game to the court in pursuit of the championship. The remaining teams in the tournament will also be looking to make their mark, as the competition intensifies in the quest for glory.
Stay tuned for more updates on the U25 World Championships as we approach the semi-final stage, where the best young female wheelchair basketball talent in the world will continue to shine.
Match Schedule for Day 5 – Sunday 08/10/2023
09:30 – 9-10 Place: South Africa vs Australia
11:45 – Crossover 5-8 Place: Germany vs Japan
11:45 – Crossover 5-8 Place: Canada vs Thailand
14:00 – Semi-final 1: Great Britain vs Spain
16:15 – Semi-final 2: USA vs China