All eyes to Rio
David Pond now looks at squad strengthening in the build-up to Rio
Last Updated: 11/09/12 4:08pm
Steve Brown: His team finished fifth at the 2012 Paralympic Games
The Great Britain wheelchair rugby team secured a fifth-place finish at the Paralympic Games, after winning both their classification games at the weekend.
Having beat Belgium 54-49 at the Basketball Arena, captain Steve Brown and his team put in an impressive performance to storm to a 59-47 victory over Sweden.
"We came here looking for a medal out of this Paralympic Games. "
David Pond Quotes of the week
Looking ahead, British wheelchair rugby boss David Pond has vowed that an emphasis will be placed on squad strengthening in the build-up to Rio 2016.
After seeing their medal hopes destroyed by Japan, any chance of improving a fourth-place finish in Beijing was over.
Pond said: "We came here looking for a medal out of this Paralympic Games.
"Over the last 18 months we've been focused on rebuilding a new squad and identifying, and developing, new talent.
"We've seen this strategy begin to bear fruit and this new young team reach a fifth place in the world rankings, and we were optimistic that they could deliver a result beyond this.
"But we have a chance to prove we deserve the world ranking we have climbed to, and to continue strengthening it as a squad ready for Rio."