The Netherlands ladies’s staff continued their invincible run and defended their title in fashion on the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships – Dubai 2022 on Tuesday night.
The Paralympic champions defeated China 57-34, in a repeat of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games finals outcome, stamping their dominance in ladies’s wheelchair basketball, on the World Commerce Centre Halls in Dubai, UAE.
The Netherlands ladies have been off to a powerful begin, and because of a medical present within the second quarter they entered the half-time main 31-17. A lead that they maintained for the remainder of the sport.
Netherlands’ Mariska Beijer, who high scored for the Netherlands with 22 factors, emotionally stated:
“I’m very blissful. First, I used to be excited to make it to 6 finals in a row –Worlds, European Championships and Paralympics after which to win six titles in a row. That is unbelievable. We need to proceed this successful momentum.
“We had an amazing preparation. We had a transparent sport plan and executed it; we made the basketball drop within the basket and we received.”
“For me, personally it was fairly exhausting to be right here and to be match as I used to be sick final 12 months. It took me round 11 months to be again in motion, first quarantine after which rehabilitation. So, it is a particular win,” the skilled Beijer stated.
For China, Suiling Lin had a double-double (12 factors, 11 rebounds) however nonetheless, it fell quick. Regardless of the loss, China, nonetheless, took dwelling their first-ever medal at a Worlds.
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Footage Credit score: Mark Madrid / Essa Yahya / DCD & Steffie Wunderl /IWBF