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3×3 Men’s Netherlands and women’s Australia win! Win your ticket to Paris 2024!

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[3×3] Men’s Netherlands and women’s Australia win! Win your ticket to Paris 2024!
A qualifying tournament for the right to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics to be held this summer will be held in Utsunomiya.
FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2
Paris 2024 is the 3×3 basketball tournament sponsored by FIBA ​​(International Basketball Federation), which is managed by the 3×3 Town Utsunomiya Promotion Committee, in which Cross Sports Marketing Co., Ltd., a member of the Xebio Group, participates in the promotion committee. “FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2” is a qualifying tournament for the Olympic qualification. The tournament was held from May 3rd (Friday/holiday) to May 5th (Sunday) at the Light Cube Utsunomiya Large Hall located at the east exit of JR Utsunomiya Station. ) won the championship and qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
[Image 1:×1080.jpg] This is the first time in history that an Olympic qualifying round was held in Japan! 3×3 players representing each country are coming to Utsunomiya City! Approximately 78,000 spectators excited the venue. 3×3 athletes representing each country gathered together to compete for the right to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics in Utsunomiya. This will be the first time in Japan that a 3×3 Olympic qualifying tournament will be held.
These three days will determine the right to participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held this summer. Among the participating countries, the men’s team will be Lithuania (3rd in the world rankings), followed by the Netherlands (5th in the world rankings), led by Worthy de Jong, who was active in the recent “FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener 2024”, and the “FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener 2024″. Mongolia (ranked 7th in the world), led by Anand Ariumbold who finished 3rd in the 3×3 Asia Cup 2024 and scored 15 points per game, will also be participating. Many of the world’s most powerful countries are participating, including many
representative athletes from the countries that participated in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japan will also be participating in this tournament as the host country. At the opening on May 3rd
(Friday/Holiday), FIBA3x3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez presented Utsunomiya Mayor Eiichi Sato with a trophy in recognition of his bid to host the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The battle for the right to participate has begun.
The group qualifying round was held on May 3rd (Friday/holiday) and May 4th (Saturday), with four teams divided into two groups and held in a round-robin format within each group. This tournament was held for both men and women, with the top two teams advancing to the final tournament on May 5th (Sunday). As the world’s highest level competition continues, it would be no surprise which team wins, and the ones who have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics are the men’s Netherlands (MVP: No. 54 Worthy de Jong) and the women’s Australia. (MVP: Anneli Mailey).
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On the other hand, Japan was unfortunately eliminated from the qualifying group for both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team won against the powerful Mongolia in their first match, but in the match against France, where advancement to the finals was at stake, they were outclassed in both height and technique and lost in the preliminary round. The women’s team won the first match against Austria, but Emura was forced to leave due to an injury, so they will play all remaining matches with three players (no substitutions). In the end, they fell just short of Brazil, losing by one point, and were eliminated from the preliminary round.
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In addition, on April 30th (Tuesday) just before the tournament, French athletes visited Utsunomiya City Showa Elementary School and interacted with the children through demonstrations and a Q&A session. For the French team, the Olympics will be held in their hometown of Paris, so they said, “We want as many people as possible to see the tournament.” It was impressive to see how he kept the children entertained from beginning to end through active communication with the children and lectures on basketball.
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As part of 3x3WEEK, the city of Utsunomiya will be 3×3-colored during Golden Week! Approximately 80,000 people attended the FIBA3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener from April 26th to 28th, and approximately 78,000 people attended the Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification (UOQT2) from May 3rd to 5th! Approximately 158,000 people will enjoy 3×3 in 2 tournaments!
From April 26th to May 5th during Golden Week, the entire city of Utsunomiya will be designated as “3x3WEEK” and two international competitions will be held. The first international tournament was the “FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener” held from April 26th to April 28th. This tournament has been held since 2016, and is a competition to determine the world’s best 3×3 club team from all over the world. The opening round, the “Utsunomiya Opener,” was held in 2022, and this is the third consecutive year it has been held. As a result of our past achievements being highly evaluated by FIBA ​​(International Basketball Federation), it has been decided that the “FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener” will be held every year until 2028. As the title suggests, the second international
competition was the “Paris 2024 Olympic Qualifying Tournament (UOQT2)”, which was held from May 3rd to May 5th. The holding of the Olympic qualifiers was made possible because of the deep trust of FIBA, which has been inviting us to host the aforementioned “FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener” since 2016. Unfortunately, Japan was not able to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics through this Olympic qualifying tournament, but both men and women will participate in the final Olympic qualifying tournament to be held in Hungary from May 16th. Many words of support and comments were received not only at the venue but also on social media, such as, “It’s disappointing that we lost, but we will continue to support you. Good luck, Japan!” Approximately 78,000 people visited the venue over the three days, resulting in a total of approximately 158,000 people who enjoyed 3×3 over the two tournaments. It was truly 3×3 WEEK, a period when the town of Utsunomiya was very excited about 3×3.
Additionally, during 3x3WEEK, we will be offering a “3x MENU” in collaboration with restaurants in Utsunomiya, and a 3×3 court dedicated to Utsunomiya City donated by FIBA ​​will be open to the public as a free court, allowing anyone to casually play basketball. We sought exposure in all sorts of ways, including making it accessible, putting up “3x3WEEK” banners and posters on the streets, and holding public viewings throughout the city.
▼April 26th ~ April 28th: ​​FIBA ​​3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Opener 2024
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▼May 3rd ~ May 5th: FIBA ​​3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2
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“FIBA 3×3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2” match results ■May 3rd (Friday holiday) – May 4th (Saturday): Preliminary group
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■May 5th (Sunday): Final tournament/final rankings
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1st place: Netherlands (qualified for Paris 2024 Olympics)
2nd place: Lithuania
3rd place: France
4th place: Mongolia
5th place: Japan
6th place: Puerto Rico
7th place: Brazil
8th place: Egypt
1st place: Australia (qualified for Paris 2024 Olympics)
2nd place: Canada
3rd place: Brazil
4th place: Germany
5th place: Netherlands
6th place: Japan
7th place: Austria
8th place: Kenya
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