Great Britain's women saw off Italy ©EuroWBchamps/Twitter

The Netherlands' women enjoyed a thumping victory at the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships to maintain their 100 per cent record in the competition.

They thrashed Turkey 106-16 at the University of Worcester in England to top the pile in the sole group in the women's competition.

Hosts Great Britain were also victorious today as they eased past Italy 69-10 to sit third.

France notched up a win as well as they saw off Spain 51-39 to lie fourth.

The Dutch men celebrate their victory over Sweden
The Dutch men celebrate their victory over Sweden ©EuroWBchamps/Twitter

In Group A of the men's competition, Germany maintained their 100 per start as they saw off France 79-42 to stay top.

Hosts Britain were 70-58 winners over Spain and are second, while Poland hammered winless Czech Republic 86-58 and are fourth.

Elsewhere, The Netherlands pipped Sweden 57-55 to sit second in Group B behind Turkey, with Italy seeing off Israel 68-63 elsewhere in the pool to lie third.

As well as competing for the right to be crowned European champions, the teams in Worcester are also vying for spots at next year's Paralympic Games in Rio.

The countries who finish in the top four of the women’s competition and the top five men’s teams will book their places in Brazil.

The action continues tomorrow with Poland v France, Switzerland v Sweden, The Netherlands v Italy, Turkey v Israel and Germany v Spain in the men's competition.

Women's games are scheduled between Great Britain and Spain, France and Italy and The Netherlands and Germany.

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