China win FIBA 3x3 Women's Series Wuhan Stop 2023
WUHAN (China) - China were undeniable, steamrolling past their competition to win the Women’s Series in the first stop at Wuhan on May 6-7.
The finals took place between two teams that know each other too well, having faced one another numerous times in the Asia Cup - Australia and China. Both went undefeated in their run before clashing in the finals. With the home crowd on their side, China stormed past Australia 21-13 to take home the first Women's Series Stop of the season.
The MVP of the competition, Lili Wang (CHN), put on a show all tournament, running the game on both sides and creating constant mismatches which no team had an answer for this time around. ZhiTing Zhang’s putback layup sealed the victory for the home side.
It wasn't just China that had their moment in Wuhan. Finalists Australia ran through the competition, with perhaps the game of the tournament against Japan being the pinnacle, picking up a 21-20 win at the end.
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The action keeps rolling as the Women’s Series makes its next stop at Astara, Azerbaijan on May 20-21.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the most thrilling urban sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court. 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.