Wheelchair Basketball: Ambergerine off to a strong start

Wheelchair Basketball: Ambergerine off to a strong start

This is the first participation in the Paralympic Games for the paraplegic Svenja Meyer of Amberg. Your debut is impressive. Tonight (2 p.m. CET) their wheelchair basketball team, which won a silver medal in Rio and a gold medal in London earlier, won an undisputed 77:58 (45:25) against Australia.

Round 2: Win as good as possible

With the win against Australia, the women around standard holder Mareike Miller got off to a perfect start to their medal mission. Miller excelled with 30 points. Even before the first quarter, coach Dennis Nohl’s team was leading with eleven points and was extending the lead until the break. In the second round, German wheelchair basketball players’ early victories were never in grave danger.

Next group game against Vice World Champion

On Friday (August 27, 2021) it should be more difficult for Svenja Meyer and her teammates to secure the next victory in the second group game against the vice-world champions of Great Britain. Then there are the preliminary round games against Canada (08/28/2021) and Japan (08/29/2021). The first four teams out of two groups of five will advance to the final.

men lose the start

On the other hand, the German wheelchair basketball player missed the coup against the United States. National coach Nikolai Zeltinger’s team led with a 40:30 in the third quarter against the Paralympic winner in Rio and eventually lost 55:58.

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