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A dramatic overtime victory against reigning champions the United States saw Canada reach the final of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, where they will meet Australia, after they saw off Japan at the Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark.
Defending champions the United States and reigning Paralympic gold medallists Australia confirmed their status as the top two sides at the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships as both emerged with victories over their main group rivals in Odense, Denmark.
It was another straightforward day for the top seeds in Odense, Denmark today with the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada all securing wins on day three of International Wheelchair Rugby Federation World Championships.
Top seeds got their campaigns off with a bang today as the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia all recorded opening wins on the second day of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation World Championships in Odense, Denmark.
As the clock ticks down to the start of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships, the teams are conducting final preparations before tip-off, including reigning champions the United States, who are looking for a fifth world title, and Paralympic champions Australia, seeking their first.
The 2014 edition of the Canada Cup Wheelchair Rugby tournament is set to get underway at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver as eight of the world's best teams battle for one of the top prizes in the sport next week.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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