Hungary and Italy secure semifinals spot at FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament
5 Jun 2021
DEBRECEN (Hungary) - Hungary and Italy finished undefeated today at the FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament, in Debrecen, Hungary, on June 5, 2021.
In front of a huge (vaccinated) crowd, Hungary went 2-0 and qualified as first in Men's Pool B after defeating Romania (21-16) and then Mongolia before the time limit (21-8), which means the hosts are just 2 wins away from a trip to Tokyo (with both men and women).
2018 world champs Italy were perfect like a Michelangelo sculpture today in Debrecen as they topped Pool A. They first defeated Chinese Taipei ( 21-11) with 6 points apiece from their trio of stars Rae Lin D'Alie, Chiara Consolini, and Giulia Rulli. They went on to beat Iran (21-5). Their last remaining player led all scorers in this game with 7 points.