Maddie helps GB finish with a flourish

Maddie Thompson in action for ParalympicGB women's wheelchair bastketball team against the Netherlands. Photo: SA Images.

Maddie Thompson in action for ParalympicGB women's wheelchair bastketball team against the Netherlands. Photo: SA Images.

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HOPE VALLEY’S Maddie Thompson has helped ParalympicsGB women’s wheelchair basketball team to one of their best finishes at a Paralympic Games.

Great Britain finished with a flourish by beating Mexico at the North Greenwich Arena on Friday morning to secure seventh place - their best position at a Paralympic Games since Atlanta in 1996.

An ever-present member of the Great Britain team, Thompson, a single-leg amputee, netted four times as the hosts raced away to win 59-37.

 

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