LOME (FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2017) - On a day Madagascar fans at the FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2017 were in tears over their loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the semi-finals, Elly Randriamampionona struck gold scoring 9 points in the Shoot-Out Contest in Lomé, Togo on November 5, 2017.
Mamadou Keita of Mali followed closely with 8 points to win silver and Fatoumata Kone of Cote d’Ivoire took home the bronze medal after scoring 7 points.
Winner Randriamampionona told fiba.basketball that he was impressed with the organization of the championship and revealed that he didn’t expect to win.
"My win is a big surprise for me and the people of my country. Having lost in the semi-finals, we had all given up on going home with a medal but when I was called up for the Shoot-Out Contest, I saw it as an opportunity and my shots were starting to drop. I am glad I was able to bring smiles to the faces of our fans."