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The Netherlands and Australia win FIBA ​​​​3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 and qualify for the Olympic Games in Paris

UTSUNOMIYA (Japan) – The Netherlands (men) and Australia (women) book their place at the Paris Olympics with victories in the second FIBA ​​​​3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 in Utsunomiya, Japan.

In the Men’s category, the Dutch made good on their second chance at a place in Paris by beating Lithuania in a 19 – 15 final. A well-rounded game for the Dutch saw them stay ahead of the Lithuanians, with huge buckets from Arvin Slagter and Jan Driessen made the difference. Worthy De Jong took home the MVP award, leading the league in scoring and player value with 42 and 59.0 respectively.

The Netherlands joins the US, Serbia, China and Latvia in advancing to the Olympic Games in Paris.

In the Women’s category, Australia defeated Canada in a blockbuster 16-19 final thanks to a collective effort. Ally Wilson capped off an incredible performance with clutch free throws and a block to seal the win. Anneli Maley was the driving force behind her throughout the tournament, leading the competition in Player Value with 34.4. She was named the event’s MVP to post an incredible run in Utsunomiya.

Australia joins France, USA, China and Azerbaijan as teams advancing to the Paris Olympics.

FINAL STANDING

Gentlemen

1. Netherlands

2. Lithuania

3. France

4. Mongolia

5. Japan

6. Puerto Rico

7. Brazil

8. Egypt

Women

1. Australia

2, Canada

3. Brazil

4. Germany

5. Netherlands

6. Japan

7. Austria

8. Kenya

The final 3 places will be determined at the FIBA ​​3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary, on May 16-19.

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Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by various forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the most exciting urban sport. Led by FIBA, the matches pit two teams of three players against each other on a half-basketball court. 3×3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

For more information about 3×3, please visit fiba3x3.basketball, FIBA ​​​​3×3 accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, Tencent, TikTok, TweetYouku, YouTube or contact 3×[email protected].