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Japan rolls Australia in wheelchair basketball opener

The Japanese women’s wheelchair basketball team made a dream start to the Tokyo Paralympics by blowing out Australia on Wednesday, but veteran forward Mari Amimoto says the side must not get carried away with its big win over a regional rival.

The 73-47 victory at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza is hopefully just the first step on a path that will lead Japan to the podium, according to Amimoto.

Japan and Australia meet in the preliminary round of the women’s wheelchair basketball at the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 25, 2021, at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Members of the Japanese women’s wheelchair basketball team celebrate after defeating Australia in the preliminary round of the Tokyo Paralympics on Aug. 25, 2021, at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

“We won today, but we have to continue to win. So we’ll focus on tomorrow,” said…

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