Aussie Gliders 2013 Osaka Cup Champions

The Aussie Gliders have successfully defended their Osaka Cup title remaining undefeated for the tournament.

The Gliders, fielding a new look team began the tournament on Thursday with a win over Canada 60-55 in a match that saw all 12 players hit the floor. 

They backed up on Friday with a win over host nation Japan 50-43 with once again all players taking to the floor and representing Australia with pride.

The third and final day of the event saw the girls take back to back wins defeating Canada 59-46 and Japan 54-48.

The successful tour was capped off when captain Shelley Chaplinwas awarded tournament MVP.

Since 2007, the Gliders have won the Osaka Cup five times in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 while they have been runners-up in 2007 and 2011.




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