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Australia win historic double at FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup 2019

Both Australian teams won gold at the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup in Changsha, China, on May 26.
The 4th edition of the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup featured a record 40 teams (18 in the women’s and 22 in the men’s category) over 5 days in an outdoor location in the heart of Changsha, China.
Australia’s men went back to back after finishing undefeated in the competition. They defeated Asia Cup 2017 winners Mongolia (21-9) in a rematch of last year’s final. Tim Coenraad scored 8 points in the final including the game-winner for the Australians.
After being defeated by eventual winners Australia in the semi-finals, hosts China redeemed themselves in the bronze-medal game and defeated  Kazakhstan (14-11).

It was a green and gold day at the Asia Cup as Australia’s women also struck gold, after a last 20-9 win against Kazakhstan in the final (20-9).
In the bronze-medal game, Japan defeated Mongolia in a 21-14 nail-biter.
In the shoot-out contest, Tamara Yagodkina earned a second medal at the Asia Cup for Kazakhstan. The 29-year-old won gold after scoring 13 points, including 2 of the 3 money balls from the logo. She edged out Vietnam rising star Khoa Dang Tran and Turkmenistan’s Rayirov Sapaly with 7 points. The shoot-out contest is a mixed event at the Asia Cup. A woman has won in each one of the 3 editions.

Team of the Tournament:

Men
Tom Wright (AUS) – MVP
Delgernyam Davaasambuu (MGL)
Yi Zheng (CHN)

Women
Rebecca Cole (AUS) – MVP
Nadezhda Kondrakova (KAZ)
Minami Iju (JPN)

Final Standings:

Men
1. Australia
2. Mongolia
3. China
4. Kazakhstan
5. Jordan
6. Qatar
7. Japan
8. Chinese Taipei
9. New Zealand
10. Indonesia
11. South Korea
12. Turkmenistan
13. India
14. Vietnam
15. Iran
16. Philippines
17. Kyrgyzstan
18. Malaysia
19. Samoa
20. Thailand
21. Sri Lanka
22. Vanuatu

Women
1. Australia
2. Kazakhstan
3. Japan
4. Mongolia
5. Turkmenistan
6. Thailand
7. New Zealand
8. Philippines
9. Iran
10. China
11. Sri Lanka
12. Kyrgyzstan
13. Chinese Taipei
14. India
15. Malaysia
16. Samoa
17. Maldives
18. Vanuatu

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