The 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships in wheelchair basketball have reached a pivotal moment as the men’s quarter-finals are officially set. After an intense six days of competition, the top six teams from Pool A have solidified their spots, and with the addition of the Pool B winners and runners-up, the stage is primed for gripping quarter-final clashes.
Australia Clinches Top Spot in Pool A
Australia emerged as the powerhouse of Pool A, showcasing unbeatable performances, and securing the top spot without dropping a single game. Their impeccable run edged out Iran for the coveted position, setting the stage for a quarter-final encounter with Saudi Arabia, the runner-up in Pool B.
Iran Looks to Extend Dominance
Iran, finishing strong with a 4-1 record in Pool A, is gearing up for a matchup against Afghanistan, the winner of Pool B who have yet to taste defeat in their pool, and are determined to continue their impressive run and cause an upset in the quarter-finals.
Japan Secures Third Spot
Japan, after a hard-fought battle against Korea, secured the third spot in Pool A. The Japanese team now face the hosts, Thailand, in what promises to be an intense quarter-final.
Korea Eyes Redemption Against China
After a disappointing fourth-place finish in Pool A, Korea is seeking redemption against China, setting the stage for an intense battle between the two,.
The 2024 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships have provided thrilling moments and unexpected twists, and as the quarter-finals loom, anticipation is building for some of the most exciting wheelchair basketball action yet. The athletes are ready to leave it all on the court as they vie for a coveted spot in the semi-finals and edge one step closer to the ultimate glory in Bangkok.
Day 7 Schedule – Thursday 18 January
13:00 – QUARTER-FINAL 1 | KOR vs CHN
15:00 – QUARTER-FINAL 2 | JPN vs THA
17:00 – QUARTER-FINAL 3 – 17:00 | IRI vs AFG
19:00 – QUARTER-FINAL 4 – 19:00 | AUS vs KSA
13:00 – Women Pool A | AUS vs JPN
18:00 – Women’s 5-8 | PHI vs IND
17:00 – Women’s 5-8 | AOZ vs LAO
19:00 – Men 9-11 | PHI vs NZL
Catch all the action on the IWBF YouTube Channel and visit the event page for the schedule, results, and statistics.
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