Basketball: Basketball woe.
PARALYMPICS: Great Britain's Simon Munn admitted his wheelchair basketball Wheelchair basketball is a sport played primarily by people with disabilities. In some countries such as Canada, Australia and England, able-bodied athletes are allowed to compete alongside other athletes on mixed teams. team were made to pay for a nightmare start in their opening match of the Visa Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
The Paralympic Games Par·a·lym·pic Games
An international competition for athletes with disabilities.
[para-1 + (O)lympic. bronze medallists came within five points of a dramatic comeback against Australia after falling 23-8 behind, but still went down 56-51.
"We thought it would be easier than it was and unfortunately suffered from a tentative start,"
said Munn, who top scored for Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain. with 22 points.
There were mixed fortunes for the Great Britain women's team as they saw off Spain 34-24 in their opening game before crashing to a 43-26 defeat at the hands of favourites Japan.