Basketball was the king sport in Constanta: Canada and France dominated the FIBA ​​3×3 finals


date of publication: Tuesday 20 September 2022, 00:10

Update date: Tuesday 20 September 2022, 00:15

  • Canada confirmed their supremacy in the FIBA ​​Women’s 3×3 Championship by winning three stages all season and dominating the final tournament in Constanta, which ended undefeated.

  • North America defeated arch-rival France 21-15, avenged their defeat in the World Cup Final and took home a prize of $40,000.

“As we used to feel privileged every time in Romania, but here in Constanta it was just so special, we didn’t expect to receive so much support from the stands. It was a fantastic crowd,” The award for best player of the tournament said Michelle Plouffe, who was named the best player of the tournament.

The premiere was given by Ionui Russo, Vice Mayor of Constanta and André Talpe, President of CSM Constanta.

“The event had an impact far beyond our expectations. I was very happy with the large number of children and young people I saw in the stands and who had the opportunity to see the best athletes in the world in this Olympic field, 3×3 basketball. These extraordinary athletes, whom we have seen in Constanta these days, They can be life models for the younger generation.We hope that the results of these events – basketball and chess – will be visible for many years to come, in the way of life of our young people.Ionui Russo announced.

Instead, France formally dominated the final tournament of the FIBA ​​3×3 Nations League, a competition for youth under the age of 23, and was won by both men and women. In fact, the French have had no fewer than six successes this year in major international 3×3 basketball competitions.

The Romanian women’s team reached the quarter-finals in FIBA Women’s 3×3 Series He finished the competition in sixth place and received a check for $24,000.

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In the youth category, Romania managed to qualify for the quarter-finals with the men’s team, and occupied the sixth place in the final standings, while the girls did not exceed the group stage and ranked eleventh.

The magnificent arena that was built in the City Park Mall was crowded and the fans enjoyed a great show over the five days.

“CSM Constanța’s strategy is also based on sporting performance, the successes of Kamelia Mitrovan and Elena Zaharia make us proud, but also on sporting events, with which we hope to coagulate the entire Constana community around the sport. For five days, I was the 3×3 basketball capital of the world and was The reactions of the athletes and delegates are extraordinary.” said Andrei Talbe, President of CSM Constanța.

A slam show by Isaiah Rivera, New Williams, Piotr Grabowski and Rafal Lipinski energized the audience to a level that can only be accurately described through video footage. “Constanta had the best crowd I ever competed against,” said Rivera, an athlete who has competed in slam dunk competitions at the world’s largest arenas.

Special guests On the last day of the competition, football players from Farul Constanța did not stay away from the basketball court either. Larry Iono, Kevin Doukuri, Roberto Mullilli and Shivan Mowat not only scored a few baskets with the Official 3×3 Basketball, but the latter two were also on the court at the Slam Dunk demonstration.

Metropolitan Circus artists from Bucharest, Dio Badia and Cătălin Bogdănescu, dance troupe Prestige and Gabi Orban, two world freestyle world records holders, were also responsible for the show during the breaks between matches.

On Sunday, the athletes of the Sportiv Arena club, intended for people with intellectual disabilities, entered the field. Young people are preparing to participate in the national and international Special Olympics competitions.

CSM Constanța organized the Women’s 3×3 Nations League and FIBA ​​3×3 Final, supported by Constanța City Hall and hosted by City Park Mall. The events were supported by Mastercard, Nike, Tissot, Horizon, Stirom, Radio Constanta, the Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports Constanta and the R Federation.

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