Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Sarah Stewart has been one of the stars, as the Australian Gliders women’s wheelchair basketball continued their impressive form in the lead up to the Olympic Games, taking silver at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
Coming off a victory over the USA in Germany only a week prior, the Gliders made it two wins in a row over the reigning World and Paralympic champions on their way to the tournament final before going down to Germany 47-40.
Sarah Stewart (PhD in Philosophy) and Cobi Crispin and combined for 27 points to help the Gliders to a 54-40 win over the USA, further enhancing their medal prospects for London.
Despite an opening game loss to Germany, the Stewart’s Gliders qualified for the gold medal play-off, but were forced to settle for silver as the Germans once again proved too strong.
The team returns to Australian shores this week after successful tournaments in the UK and Germany, with the final selection camp to be held in Perth from June 4-6.