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GB qualify for Paralympics










Great Britain's men's wheelchair basketball team have qualified for next year's Paralympics in Athens after reaching the semi-finals of the European Championships in Italy. 

Dave Tittmus' men won four out of their five group matches, beating Israel, the Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden, losing only their final tie to France in overtime 71-70.

However they lost 56-47 to the hosts in the last four and were forced instead to play France again for bronze, the British coming from behind to avenge their earlier loss with a 74-64 win.

Hosts Italy took gold by beating Holland 60-47. 

RESULTS
Pool Stages
22 June: GB 77-40 Poland 
23 June: GB 88-53 Israel 
24 June: GB 96-47 Czech Republic 
25 June: GB 55-52 Sweden 
26 June: GB 70-71 France

Semi-Finals
Holland 70-68 France
GB 47-56 Italy

3-4 Play Off
GB 74-64 France

Final
Italy 60-47 Holland
 


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