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Belgium and Italy claim final 3×3 basketball places at Tokyo 2020


Belgium and Italy secured the final places at the Tokyo 2020 3×3 basketball tournament after winning the Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Debrecen.

In the men’s competition Belgium, the fifth seeds, beat Hungary, the third seeds 21-14 in the final to secure their Olympic place.

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Belgium had earlier edged past second seeds Mongolia at the semi-final stage 16-15 while Hungary overcame top seeds Slovenia 19-16.

As a result of not topping their pools, the top two seeds had to negotiate an extra round with Mongolia beating Ukraine 19-17 and Slovenia overcoming Romania 21-12 in the two quarter-final games.

Belgium join Japan, China, ROC, Serbia, Poland, The Netherlands and Latvia in the men’s 3×3 basketball line-up for Tokyo 2020.

In the women’s draw, top seeds Italy secured their Tokyo 2020 berths by the narrowest of margins edging out third seeds Hungary 13-12.

Italy had earlier beaten second seeds The Netherlands 16-11 while Hungary had overcome fifth seeds Chinese Taipei 21-9.

In the two quarter-final matches earlier in the day The Netherlands defeated Iran 20-10 while Chinese Taipei overcame Estonia 21-17.

Italy join ROC, China, Romania, Mongolia, the United States, France and Japan in the women’s 3×3 basketball line-up for Tokyo 2020.

The 3×3 basketball competition at Tokyo 2020 is set to take place at Aomi Urban Sports Park from July 24 to 28.





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