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CANADIANS BEST IN THEIR CLASS AT THE 2010 WORLD WHEELCHAIR RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

September 28, 2010

Richmond, BC – Canada’s Patrice Simard (Quebec City) and Trevor Hirschfield (Parksville, BC) were both honoured at the World Wheelchair Rugby Championships final celebration Sunday night with Team All-Star Awards.

Though Canada finished in fifth place, officials were impressed with Simard, who finished the tournament with 45 points as the top in his class at 1.5. Hirschfield, classified at 1.0, was impressive defensively throughout the tournament, consistently guarding players in higher classes.

Winner of the Most Valuable Player award was Australia’s Ryley Batt, who led all scorers with 206 points throughout the tournament. USA won the tournament with a 57-45 win over Australia while Japan picked up their first ever World Championship medal defeating Sweden 53-48 in the bronze medal game.

For results and other news from the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships: http://2010wwrc.com/