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USA, China claim first World Cup titles ahead of FIBA 3x3 Olympic debut

  • Ahead of the sport making its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, the United States men and China women both won their maiden FIFA 3x3 World Cups.
Modified 24 Jun 2019, 04:40 IST
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USA claimed the prize at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup

The United States and China won the respective men and women's titles at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup finals in Amsterdam.

With the sport set to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, USA's male team will head into the games as strong contenders for gold after overcoming Latvia 18-14 on Sunday to claim the trophy for the first time.

China's women followed suit, overcoming Hungary 19-13 to lift their first world title.

Poland beat top-seeds Serbia to earn bronze in the men's competition, while France got their hands on the consolation prize in the women's draw by beating Australia.

Published 24 Jun 2019, 04:40 IST
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