Windsor Star

Bronze medal within reach

Whitehead scores 13 goals

- STAR STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

Harrow’s Mike Whitehead shared the team lead with 13 goals, but it wasn’t enough as Canada fell 41-40 in overtime to Australia Monday in the semifinals of the mixed wheelchair rugby competitio­n at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

Aside from his 13 goals, Whitehead also had three assists and a steal in the game.

The Canadian team, which also features Windsor’s Erika Schmutz, will play Great Britain today for the bronze medal.

Windsor native Misty Thomas scored two points in Canada’s 61-32 win over the Netherland­s Monday in the game to

Gallery of Canada-Australia semifinal. decide fifth place in women’s wheelchair basketball.

Thomas finished with two points and one rebound.

Windsor’s Stefanie Reid’s hopes for a second medal came to an end in the heats of the women’s T44 100 metres.

Reid, who won a bronze in the 200 metres, finished fourth in her heat in 14.53 and failed to advance to the final.

 ?? CPC photo: Mike Ridewood ?? TOUGH LOSS: Harrow’s Mike Whitehead, centre, and his teammates show their disappoint­ment after Canada’s 41-40 loss to Australia in wheelchair rugby semifinal action Monday at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Whitehead scored 13 goals for the Canadians,...
CPC photo: Mike Ridewood TOUGH LOSS: Harrow’s Mike Whitehead, centre, and his teammates show their disappoint­ment after Canada’s 41-40 loss to Australia in wheelchair rugby semifinal action Monday at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Whitehead scored 13 goals for the Canadians,...
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