Tristan Knowles top scored for Australia in the final with 21 points ©Getty Images

Australia completed a double triumph at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia Oceania Championships in Phuket courtesy of a narrow victory over Iran in the men's final.

The Gliders clinched gold in the women's tournament yesterday, and the Rollers followed it up by successfully defending their men's title at the Sports Complex PSU Phuket.

Having trailed 14-9 after the first period, Iran hit back to hold a one-point lead at 26-25 at the halfway stage.

The final continued to be a physical and closely-fought affair, with Australia responding in the third period to go 36-34 in front.

They then closed out an eventual 56-50 victory to win the tournament.

Tristan Knowles led the way for Australia, notching 21 points in the final.

Mohamadhassan Sayari's 20-point haul for Iran was not enough for gold, but did help him to earn the men's most-valuable player award for the Championships.

The bronze medal match was also held today, with South Korea beating hosts Thailand 68-50.

Iraq join the four semi-finalists in qualifying for November's IWBF World Championships in Dubai.

They edged past Malaysia 50-47 to place fifth at the tournament, and are now set for their World Championships debut.

Saudi Arabia claimed a one-point victory by 57 to 56 against the Philippines in the match for seventh.