Going into the game as favourites the Australians withstood the pressure to confirm their status as the number one team in the world as they now add their World Championship Gold medal to the Gold they won two years ago at the Paralympics in Beijing. After playing in the opening game of the tournament, the teams had good knowledge of each other; in their first meeting France had led by one point at halftime before being overpowered by the Australians in the second half as the Rollers took the point win It was a completely different game in the final with the Australians dominating from the outset but forced to hold off a fast-finishing France in the final quarter.
A course will be held at Auburn University on November and another course will be held at Akron University on November The NWBA and Classification Committee invite trainers, coaches, sports administrators, physical therapists, medical professionals and anyone interested in becoming a NWBA certified classifier to attend a training course.
Spots are limited for the training courses and filled on a first come first serve basis. Completed registration forms should be sent to Robb Taylor at rjt auburn. If a team does not accept its bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all Adult Division tournaments are filled.
The following information shall be considered and weighed in determining the rankings: 1.
Win — Loss record. Consideration shall be given to the competitive level of opponents. Head-to-head competition between teams.
Competition between mutual opponents.
The point spread or margin of victory shall not be considered a factor for the winning team. The following is the postseason timeline for the Adult Division teams and national tournaments. The class of is comprised of nine individuals, one team, two legends, one coach and one special contributor, and together, represents 12 different sports.
We thank them for their impact on sport and society, and for continuing to inspire the next generation of athletes and fans. There are also two new sports or sport disciplines added to the U.
Ohno is the first short track speedskater to be inducted, while Cable is the first Nordic skier. The 13 inductees were determined by a voting process that includes Olympians and Paralympians, members of the U.
Olympic and Paralympic family, and an online vote open to fans. The U. This will be the 16th class inducted into the U. The first class was inducted in Olympic diving team at six straight Olympic Games between ; his divers won gold, 90 silver and 78 bronze medals in major Olympic, world, national, NCAA and Big Ten Conference diving championships in his first 25 years of coaching; all 12 U.
Olympic and Paralympic Team Reunion. Olympic and Paralympic alumni, including several current members of the U. Total attendance is expected to near Red-carpet arrivals, interviews and the induction awards dinner at the U.
Additional information will be available in October. Olympians and Paralympians Association president and hall of fame member. The all-alumni reunion and induction ceremony this fall will be tremendous celebrations of sport and humanity. For more information, visit TeamUSA.
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He is a true team player who always raised his hand when the team needed it. Team USA came out very hot in the first five minutes of the first quarter. Mikey Paye Gross Pointe, MI , co-captain of the team, stated the importance of this as someone in a leadership role.
Paye hit three of four from the wings to help establish momentum for the team.
USA had crisp ball movement from side to side, which created space for the shooters to get off their shots. Canada briefly closed the gap, capitalizing on an errant pass and an offensive foul on consecutive plays at the three-minute mark.
All credit goes to the Americans for forcing unrelenting pressure on Canada. This could be said for both Anderson and Nik Goncin. USA would use frenetic communications and obsessive chair control to limit their scoring to 14 points on 5 of 18 in the first half.
Offensively, the depth of USA would be on full display. Turek lead USA in scoring with 18 total points for the game.
Scott emphasizes his role on the team as someone who brings energy to his play. The second half would prove to be much the same. After each team went back and forth for the first three and a half minutes, Anderson would commit his fourth foul of the game, leading to a David Eng substitution.
At this point, Turek and Scott would partner on a back-breaking three-and-a-half-minute stretch where USA would rattle off a run. It was Nik Goncin of Canada who stopped the run by hitting a two just inside the three-point line. Scott, never one to be outdone, came right back on the next possession and rolled into and hit an exquisite three- pointer.
By this point, the damage had been done and the game was out of reach for Canada. The team ranked in the top two in most team related statistical categories field goal percentage, assists, rebounds, points against. Conversely, no individual on the squad would make it in the top two of any individual statistical category.
Moral of the story: this team was incredibly unselfish, placing team goals above all else. I will be training as hard as I possibly can, and I know we will be holding each other accountable.
We will be ready for Tokyo.
We are grateful for the incredible support we have from everyone involved in the process.