FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Cup 2019: USA win gold in both categories
USA won the Gold Medal in both the Men’s and Women’s category of the FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Cup 2019 held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on from June 3 to 7, 2019. This is the first time that a country has won gold on both categories in the same edition of the FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Cup.
USA Men’s team won the gold by defeating Turkey 16-12 in the final. They defeated Italy 19-12 (quarterfinal) and Russia 18-17 (semifinal) en route to the final. Argentina defeated Russia, 21-18, to take home the bronze medal.
Dawson Garcia of USA was named MVP (Men’s) of the tournament. He along with Argentina’s Mateo Diaz and Turkey's Cagatay Özkan was named in the Men’s team of the tournament.
Meanwhile, USA women’s team won gold by defeating New Zealand 19-13 in the final. They defeated Indonesia 16-10 in the quarterfinal and France 21-11 in the semifinal. France took the bronze medal with a 15-13 win over China.
Hailey Van Lith of USA was named MVP (Women’s) of the tournament. Rickea Jackson (USA), Charlisse Leger-Walker (New Zealand) and Hailey Van Lith (USA) were named in the women’s team of the tournament.
Gold: Fuhit Edouard (Dominican Republic)
Silver: Nimari Burnett (USA)
Bronze: Aliaksei Navoichyk (Belarus)
Gold: Everts Ramza (Latvia)
Silver: Karina Esquer (Mexico)
Bronze: Shimizu Sakura (Japan)
Gold: Veronika Kosmasch (Ukraine)
Silver: Yana Velikanova (Russia)
Bronze: Tayla Dalton (New Zealand)
15. Dominican Republic
2. New Zealand
13. Czech Republic
20. Sri Lanka
3x3 U18 World Cup, an annual flagship event of FIBA was held for the first time in Rimini, Italy, in September 2011.Published 10 Jun 2019, 09:05 IST