Spain get their first FIBA 3x3 Women's Series win in Mies
MIES (Switzerland) - Spain won the first FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series stop of the 2021 season in Mies, Switzerland on May 15-16, 2021.
There was no stopping the Spanish national team in the first official FIBA competition played at FIBA’s headquarters. The team finished with a perfect 5-0 record, including a 19-17 win in the final against Poland.
They received their winner cheque from FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis. It was the first time prize money was awarded at the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series (6,000 USD for the winners, 10,000 USD overall).
The speedy Sandra Ygueravide led all players in player value, finished second in scoring and received her MVP trophy from Swiss Basketball President Giancarlo Sergi.
In the final, she collected one of the only two triple-fives which happened in the entire tournament with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 highlights.
Spain finally earned first place at the Women’s Series after three second places in 2019 in Lignano, La Rochelle and Debrecen.
For her first-ever appearance at the Women’s Series, Anna Pawlowska was spectacular for Poland. The 25-year-old topped all scorers with 32 points in 6 games.
The competition will be back next week in Voiron, France on May 21-22. For Spain and many other participating teams, these two events are a milestone in their preparation for the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will take place in Graz, Austria on May 26-30.
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Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball and Apparel Partner and Tissot the Official Timekeeper of FIBA 3x3.
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