Netherlands overcome OT thriller to book last quarter-final spot at Youth Olympics Games

14 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Youth Olympic Games 2018) - Netherlands advanced to the quarter-finals of the Youth Olympic Games after defeating Spain in Buenos Aires on October 14.

With Australia already qualified, Netherlands and Spain played the last game in women's Pool D for the last spot in the Youth Olympic Games quarter-finals. The game, that went to overtime, was decided by a clutch two-pointer from Kiki Fleuren. Spain, Czech Republic and Estonia saw their Youth Olympics experience cut short after being knocked out in the pool phase.

Women's quarter-finals
Hungary - France
USA - Netherlands

FIBA Vice President Hamane Niang , DBB President and FIBA Treasurer Ingo Weiss and Youth Olympic Games role model Janeth Arcain attended the last day of pool games at the Urban Park.

To honour the memory of Patrick Baumann, who passed away while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, the IOC President Thomas Bach has asked for the Olympic flag to be flown at half-mast at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne and at the IOC headquarters at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires for three days. The IOC will also hold a memorial in the Youth Olympic Village.

In the men's category, Italy and Belgium both came to their last game of pool phase with a 3-0 record and met to decide who would top Pool D. The game went down to the wire and Belgium got their 4th win, in overtime against an Italian team with only 3 players. Latvia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan concluded their Youth Olympics journey after being eliminated in the pool stage.

Men's quarter-finals
Slovenia - Russia
Belgium - Brazil
Ukraine - Italy