Victorian Institute of Sport

Steelers go back-to-back

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Australian Steelers wheelchair rugby team claimed back-to-back Paralympic gold medals with a double overtime 59-58 victory over the United States on Monday.

It was goal for goal in overtime and with 1.4 seconds to go, Australia drew level to force a second overtime.

In the second overtime, the Steelers managed to take the lead, edging a goal past their rivals to win 59-58, with Ryley Batt scoring the decisive point. 

A huge defensive effort from the Aussies with 15 seconds to go in the second overtime ensured the US weren't able to equalise and the Steelers grabbed the gold.

 

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