Yamamoto wins gold at FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup Shoot-Out Contest

6 Oct 2019

LANZHOU (China) - Mai Yamamoto (Japan) won gold at the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup Shoot-Out Contest 2019 on October 6.

The 3x3 Japanese rising star cashed in 12 points, including one moneyball, in less than a minute to win gold at the Shoot-Out Competition of the second edition of the FIBA 3x3 U23 World Cup.

Latvia's Rendijs Feikners won silver after scoring 10 points in 46 seconds, 7 seconds faster than local favorite Yan Peng (China), who also had 10 and won bronze.

4th was Hungary's Anna Doktor, who made 9 points.

The Shoot-out contest in FIBA 3x3 national team competitions is open to men and women. It is not the first time a woman wins the contest in a FIBA 3x3 competition. Janine Pontejos (Philippines) won gold in the shoot-out of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup last year.