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Despair for Hussain as Britain miss out

PUBLISHED: 13:50 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:38 05 October 2010

Bulbul Hussain narrowly missed out on a medal at the Paralympics in Beijing as the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team were beaten to bronze by Canada.

Bulbul Hussain narrowly missed out on a medal at the Paralympics in Beijing as the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team were beaten to bronze by Canada on Tuesday.

Hussain, who lives in Bethnal Green, was in the starting line-up for the British team in the bronze medal play-off at the Science and Technology University but he was unable to prevent Canada from securing third place with a 47-41 win.

The British squad had been forced to play Canada after losing a tight semi-final to the United States 35-32.

Hussain, who played in all five matches for Team GB, had helped Britain qualify for the medal phase in China following an outstanding opening victory over New Zealand last week.

The 36-year-old, who was appearing in his first Paralympic Games, played more than 17 minutes in the surprise 39-38 win over the All Blacks, scoring one goal and recording one block assist in the

crucial triumph.

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