Goncin helps Canada qualify for 2020 Paralympics Games in wheelchair basketball
Wheelchair Basketball Canada, August 31, 2019
Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team finish Lima 2019 with silver, a 5-1 record, and a berth into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The USA defeated them 76-43 to win the gold medal, while Colombia finished third.
With the top three teams in the tournament earning berths into the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, both Canada and the USA already punched their tickets to next year’s best-on-best tournament. Colombia secured the third and final qualification spot for the Americas zone when they defeated Argentina 58-51 and won Lima 2019 bronze.
It was Canada’s sixth consecutive podium appearance having won gold in 2003, silver in 1999, 2007 and 2015 and bronze in 2011. The Parapan Am tournament is the direct qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.