India finishes third in wheelchair basketball

The men’s team played Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon before defeating Lebanon 60-15 in the third-place match.

The Indian national wheelchair basketball team which finished third in the Wheelchair Basketball Cup held in Lebanon.    -  Special Arrangement

The Indian national wheelchair basketball team finished third in the 2018 Hanna Lahoud Wheelchair Basketball Cup held in Lebanon. 

The men’s team played Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon before defeating Lebanon 60-15 in the third-place match.

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The result comes after a successful development and national camps conducted by Canadian national team coach Joe Higgins and Hong Kong men’s team member Alphonsus To, Jaspal Singh Dhani and Jiggy Vaidya from the UK and Sanjay Bookun from Mauritius, who provided an insight and world-class training to the Indian team.

“We are so proud of our team for achieving this result. This represents a big step in our aim towards working towards the Paralympics,” said Madhavi Latha, President, WBFI and a National Paralympic Swimming champion, after the Indian team’s arrival in Chennai.