Youth Olympic Games semi-finals are set!

16 Oct 2018

BUENOS AIRES (Youth Olympic Games 2018) - 4 teams - per gender - will fight for the medals at the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Argentina.

Slovenia and Russia started things early with a really close game that saw the Slovenians take the W in the last seconds of the game. They will play last year's 3x3 U18 World Cup winners Belgium, who defeated Brazil in their quarter-final.

Hosts Argentina advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Georgia in one of the loudest days in 3x3 history. Ukraine will be their opponents after defeating a 3-man Italian squad.

FIBA vice-president Hamane Niang, German Basketball Federation President and FIBA treasurer Ingo Weiss, Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Model Janeth Arcain (BRA) , Spain 3x3 star Paula Palomares and IOC member Willi Kaltschmitt Luján attended the 3x3 quarter-finals in Buenos Aires.

The day was also full of drama in the quarter-finals of the women's category. First, France advanced to the semi-finals after defeating Hungary in the quarter-finals. Orsolya Toth had a chance to send the game to overtime, but just missed at the buzzer. Their opponents will be Australia. The Aussies knocked-out Ukraine, one of the medal favorites in Buenos Aires.

China silenced thousands of Argentinian fans in the last women's quarter-finals of the day with an ice-cold buzzer beater in overtime courtesy of Kangchen Ding to advance to the semi-finals in the Urban Park. They will play USA in the semi-finals as they overcame The Netherlands.