Just four days before the start of the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the foursome of Laetitia Guapo, newcomer Soana Lucet, Marie-Eve Paget and Migna Touré confirmed they were a force to be reckoned with as they went undefeated 5-0, including a 22-13 win in the final against Spain.
Their opener against Canada (20-15) was the only W they did not get before the 10-minute limit.
The number one 3×3 player in the world Laetitia Guapo scored a game-high 7 points in the final but it was her teammate Migna Touré who scored the game-winner from an extensive range and was named MVP.
The Women’s Series 2019 MVP was just on another level in Voiron. Touré shot 58% from outside the arc in five games and led all scorers with 49 points. The difference between the new Wilson ambassador and the second leading scorer Spain’s Sandra Ygueravide was as big as the difference between Ygueravide and the 22nd top scorer.
It was Spain’s second final in six days at the Women’s Series following their success in Mies.
Both France and Spain will be among the favorites to win the three tickets to the Tokyo Olympics, which will be available at the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will take place in Graz, Austria on May 26-30.
Voiron Stop Final Standings
4. Russia U25
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3×3 is inspired by several forms of street ball 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 3×3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3×3 World & Continental Cups.
On 9 June 2017, 3×3 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 3×3.
FIBA 3×3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, and the Magic Sky canopy system.