University of Sydney’s Sarah Stewart and Katie Hill have made valuable contributions as the Australian women’s wheelchair basketball team continued their march towards the medal matches with a convincing 62-37 victory over Mexico.
Stewart – a Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF) Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder, philosophy PhD student, and Sydney Uni WheelKings and Wheelchair Flames representative – scored six points and contributed four assists. Hill, who is also a Sydney Uni WheelKings and Wheelchair Flames player, fired home five points in her teams win.
The Gliders will next play the United States, who fought back from a slow start against Canada to eventually prevail 67-55. The semi-final matchup, a re-match of a game that the US won 60-47 four years ago in Beijing, will take place on Thursday night at 10pm.
The news wasn’t as good for University of Sydney’s Jenny Blow and the Australian women’s goalball team, who suffered an 8-5 loss to Sweden in their final game of the tournament.
Wednesday 5 September
Swimming – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6 – Heats
Thursday 6 September
Swimming – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6 – Final (provided she qualifies)
Athletics – Women’s 800m T53 – Final