Boomerangs win bronze at INAS World C'ships

Boomerangs win bronze at INAS World C'ships

The Australian Boomerangs have claimed the bronze medal at the 2013 INAS World Championships in Turkey, defeating Greece to 59-51 to claim third-place.

The bronze medal clash between Greece and Australia lived up to all hype and expectation.

With a fast paced first quarter, both teams defensive pressure limited easy scores around the ring and ensured the game remained close.

The second quarter was a similar story with the half time score reading 21-21 and an even spread of scorers from both teams.

After the half it was the Australian Boomerangs who looked the fresher team. Their younger legs resulted in perimeter shots dropping which allowed them to take a small lead into the final break.

Greece fought until the final siren but the Boomerangs demonstrated too much class to hold off the fast finishing Greece team. The young Australian team held their nerve bolstering on their finals appearance from their previous clash with France the day before.

The game rounded out a fantastic 7th INAS World Championship. The competition remains strong and athletes displayed tremendous talent across the Championships. The sportsmanship and behaviours of all involved strongly assisted the INAS push for the competition to return to the Paralympics.

It was the first time in over 10 years an Australian Boomerangs team has won a medal.

Portugal took out the gold medal, defeating France (56-37) with R Pereira or Portugal winning the MVP award of the Championships.