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Boomers’ bronze completes WA medal haul

Western Australia has departed Tokyo with its biggest medal haul since Beijing after fifty-four West Australians competed at the games and 11 brought home a medal.

In the final weekend of the games, WA’s 11th medallist Duop Reath claimed bronze as part of the first ever Boomers side to win an Olympic basketball medal.

The Boomers led at every break to defeat Solvenia 107-93 as Patty Mills scored 42 points.

At the golf, WA pair Hannah Green and Minjee Lee missed out on medals.

Lee finished 29th at four-under but it was Green who was in contention leading into the final stretch.

Green recovered from a slow start, which included two bogies on the front nine, to reel off four birdies and an eagle on the first seven holes of the back nine.

However, she left her charge too late and a bogey on 18 saw her slip to a tie for fifth.

The Stingers finished fifth in the women’s water polo after defeating the Netherlands 14-7 in the fifth/sixth playoff.

In the women’s K4 500m, WA’s Shannon Reynolds and Jaime Roberts finished seventh.

At the velodrome, WA’s Matt Richardson was knocked out in the quarter final of the men’s keirin.

The West Australians Amie Thompson, Emily Rogers, Hannah Burkhill and Alessandra Ho finished ninth in the artistic swimming women’s team free routine.

WA finished the games with three gold, one silver and eight bronze medals.

Overall, Australia finished the games with 46 medals, 17 gold, seven silver and 22 bronze.

The Tokyo Paralympic Games will begin on 24 August.

Medallists

Gold

Annabelle McIntyre – rowing women’s four
Brianna Throssell – swimming women’s 4x100m medley relay
Matt Wearn – sailing men’s laser

Silver

Trent Mitton, Tom Wickham and Aran Zalewski – men’s hockey

Bronze

Jack Cleary – rowing men’s quadruple sculls
Tamsin Cook and Brianna Throssell – swimming women’s 4x200m freestyle relay
Zac Incerti – swimming men’s 4×100 freestyle relay and men’s 4×200 freestyle relay
Duop Reath – men’s basketball
Brianna Throssell – swimming mixed 4x100m medley relay
Sam Welsford – track cycling men’s team pursuit

By. Steve Glover

Published: 8.45am, Monday, 9 August 2021

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