Ian Sagar was delighted to return to the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team for their victory in the European Championships in Poland. GB won all eight matches as Sagar claimed a fourth gold in that event. 

The 31-year-old – who has been in a wheelchair since a motorcycle accident as a teenager – is back playing internationally after a three-year break following the 2016 Paralympics in Rio in which his team collected bronze. 

The Hoyland Common man is hoping to compete for the Paralympic title in Tokyo next year which GB have qualified for by winning in Poland.

Sagar said: “It’s great being back.  “To be part of such a strong team, gain qualification for Tokyo and win the Euros is the perfect way to come back in. This team is special and big things are on the horizon.”

Sagar scored seven points in the 77-52 victory over Spain on Sunday in the final.  He had netted 14 points as GB won 94-81 against Turkey in the semi-final on Saturday.  They had beaten France 93–51 in the quarter-finals with Sagar sinking 11 points. 

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Sagar is now due to return to Italy where he plays professionally for club Braintea84 Cantu near Milan.