France dominate on Day 4 at FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships

4 Jun 2016

ASTANA (2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships) - France became the 5th team to finish the pool stage undefeated on Day 4 at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan on 4 June. Veronika Kanyasi earned the first gold medal and Tai Wynyard had posters for the entire Hungarian team. Here's our wrap-up.

Team of the Day: France (women)

It was a walk in the park for France today as they won back-to-back against China (15-3) and the UAE (21-0). Captain Astou Daye continued to carry most of the load and jumped to 2nd in the scoring charts, 10pts behind Egypt's Nadine Selaawi.

Game of the Day: New Zealand - Hungary (men) 21-13

The most spectacular game of the tournament so far with behind-the-back passes, monster blocks and two brutal poster dunks, courtesy of reigning champ and MVP Tai Wynyard.

Player of the Day: Tai Wynyard (13pts for New Zealand vs Hungary)

Even double teams could not stop the 2.05m big man against Hungary. The Auckland native now averages 11 points per game (in the first-to-21 format) and had a couple of nasty facials today.

Uninvited Guest of the Day: Heavy Rain

Just a few minutes after Alberto Perez struck down a thunderous dunk, Astana was hit by a storm. For the safety of the players, the 8 remaining pool games were rescheduled to Sunday 5 June morning.

Individual Contest: Skills Contest

The number one 3x3 player in the world Veronika Kanyasi (Hungary) won gold in the skills contest of the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships.

She was the fastest of all participants in the qualifier on 1 June, then went on to defeat Nathaly Pinelo (Guatemala) in the semi-finals and Julia Niemojewska (Poland) in the final on 4 June.

Niemojewska struck silver and Pinelo collected bronze. Nadine Selaawi (Egypt) finished fourth.


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Relive Day 4

Day 5: 9.30am-9.00pm on including the shoot-out final, the dunk contest final and the knock-out rounds of both men's and women's events. Go to to learn more about the schedule.