Things went better at the basketball

The Australian women’s basketball team, the Gliders, backed up their silver medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney with another of the same colour at the Athens summer Paralympics under new coach Gerry Hewson. The Gliders created a dream run for themselves when they defeated the USA in pool play by one point. However, the re-match for gold against the USA did not go the same way and the team went down 44-56.