Aylesbury wheelchair basketball legend Munn leads brave GB fightback but home side lose out to Germany

Simon Munn led from the front for Team GB against Germany scoring 21 points
Simon Munn led from the front for Team GB against Germany scoring 21 points
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Aylesbury’s Simon Munn led a Britain charge with 21 points against Germany last night to level the scores at 66-66 but Germany still triumphed 77-72 in overtime.

Munn, a legend of the sport after appearing in his sixth Paralympics in a row, had tied the match from the free throw line 54 seconds from time, and Jama’s shot levelled it once more, 66-66, with 25 seconds left after Sebastian Wolk briefly restored Germany’s lead.

Ultimately, though, GB made too many mistakes and slipped to a disappointing defeat.

At 44, it is no surprise that Munn is described as ‘the daddy’ of the team. And he has pedigree too, leading GB to silver in 1996 and bronzes in 2004 and 2008.

He had his left leg amputated after a railway accident and told The Bucks Herald in the build-up to the Games that he plans to retire London 2012.