GB bronze for Maddie

Maddie Thompson, GB ladies wheelchair basketball squad
Maddie Thompson, GB ladies wheelchair basketball squad

HOPE’S Madeleine Thompson helped Great Britain win bronze at the inaugural Under-25s World Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

Sheffield Steeler Wheelchair Basketball Club member Maddie, who was in the winning squad for the Paralympic World Cup, was part of the under-25 team which took part in the tournament at Brock University in St Catharine’s, Ontario, Canada.

The side lost to eventual winners America and runners-up Australia, but progressed to the knockout rounds with a fine win against Mexico.

A tough pairing with European heavyweights Germany brought a fine performance from the GB team, but the side was unable to defeat America in its semi-final.