Guelph’s Josh Cassidy narrowly missed a medal in the men’s 800-metre wheelchair race final. He finishes fifth in 1:39.72, just over second off the podium. He races in the marathon on Friday.
Leah Robinson of Mannheim didn’t advance past the qualifying round in the women’s 400-metre race on Thursday. She finished fifth in her heat with a time of 1:16.94, about six seconds too slow to qualify for the final.
The women’s wheelchair basketball team, which includes Katie Harnock of Elmira, beat Mexico 74-55 on Thursday. Harnock recorded two points, one steal and two offensive rebounds. The women, who have been knocked out of contention for a medal, will play China on Friday.
The men’s wheelchair basketball team, which includes Fergus’ Patrick Anderson, Kitchener’s Tyler Miller, former Cambridge resident Abdi Fatah Dini and Kitchener-born Brandon Wagner, advanced to the gold medal game by beating Great Britain 69-52.
Anderson lead the Canuck attack with 17 points and nine rebounds. The men will play Australia for the gold on Saturday.