Canada wins 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Team Canada realizes it has won
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Team Canada realizes it has won
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Maureen Orchard presents the winner's trophy to Canada's Janet McLachlan and Katie Harnock
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Gold medal match. Germany's Annika Zeyen and Canada's Cindy Ouellet
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Gold medal match. Canada's Janet McLachlan
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Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, Canada — Canada has won the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, defeating Germany 54–50 in the gold medal match yesterday afternoon. The game was a close one, which was decided in an exciting finish involving a series of missed shots and turnovers by both sides.

The Netherlands won the bronze medal game, defeating the United States 74–58. The score belied the closeness of the game. The Netherlands only pulled ahead in the third quarter. Attempts to gain extra time by sending the Netherlands to the free throw line in the closing minutes increased the margin to twenty points at one stage.

In her closing remarks, Maureen Orchard, the President of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation, said the completion webcast had been watched by 68,000 people in 68 countries.


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