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Britain miss out on rugby bronze

Troye Collins
Collins could not inspire GB to a first wheelchair rugby medal

Britain missed out on a first wheelchair rugby medal after they lost the bronze-medal match 41-47 to Canada.

Troye Collins top scored with 16 points, but GB were outscored in every quarter as Canada eased to victory - USA beat Australia 53-44 to win gold.

"I'm absolutely devastated," said Collins, a veteran of three Games. "We just made too many silly mistakes."

Meanwhile, GB's seven-a-side football team hammered China 10-2 to win their first game and finish seventh overall.

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BBC Sport's Mark Ashenden
All seven outfield players scored with midfielder Michael Barker notching four.

"It's great to go out like that," said defender Matt Ellis. "We've not had a great tournament but it's fantastic to end on a win."

Matt Dimbylow scored in the opening minute before setting up Barker for his first after 18 minutes.

Mark Robertson, Junior Gordon and Graeme Paterson made it 5-0 at half-time.

Ellis claimed the sixth with a left foot curler before captain Jonathan Paterson made it seven and Barker added three more.

Ukraine won the gold medal with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Russia.



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GB Paralympic team for Beijing
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