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Wheelchair basketball beaten on Paralympic opener

Iran's wheelchair basketball players lost the Paralympic opener 39-81 to the two-time Paralympics gold medalist
Wheelchair basketball beaten on Paralympic opener

On August 26th, wheelchair basketball players made the Paralympic 2020 debut for IR Iran Delegation at Masashino Forest Sport Plaza.

The match started at 10:15 (Tehran local time) with Team Australia overpowering Asia's 2018 gold medalist with their highly accurate shoots. Team Iran couldn't make a comeback and finished 19-48 at half time.

The second half kicked off with Team Australia dominating the match and scoring more points to register a 42-point win over Iran. 

Of the result, Abbas Aghakouchaki, Iran's head coach, said: “We didn't expect to lose the first preliminary to Australia by this result."

Team Iran will play the second leg of Tokyo 2020 preliminaries against Rio 2016 gold medalists USA on Friday.

Aug 27, 2021 01:27
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