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LONDON -- Canada's mixed wheelchair rugby team picked up a silver medal on Sunday, giving Canada one last piece of hardware at the 2012 London Paralympics.
After a surprise and hard-fought semifinal win over the United States on Saturday, Canada fell 66-51 to Australia in the final. Ryley Batt led the Australians with 37 goals while Chris Bond added 15.
Edmonton's Zak Madell led Canada with 11 goals. Kelowna, B.C., native Garrett Hickling -- Canada's flag-bearer at the opening ceremonies -- and Mike Whitehead of Harrow, Ont., each added seven goals.
The U.S. beat Japan 53-43 for bronze.
Canada was unable to add any medals in the wheelchair marathon events.
The men's event was won by Paralympic superstar David Weir of Britain, who was already a household name in the host nation after winning the 800 metres, 1,500 metres and 5,000 metres. He blazed to the win in a time of one hour, 30 minutes, 20 seconds.
Josh Cassidy of Guelph, Ont., placed 12th in a time of 1:33:06.
After recovering from a crash and having to fix a flat tire Michel Filteau of St. Jean Baptiste, Que., finished 26th in 1:47:39.
Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., was the top Canadian in the women's race, finishing seventh overall in a time of 1:53:02.
-- The Associated Press