Champion title grabbed at Fiba 3x3 Asia Cup 2023
- By Dashmaa D -
- Apr 05,2023
The Mongolian men’s national team won the gold medal and the women’s team reached the quarterfinals of the Fiba 3x3 Asia Cup 2023 that was held in Singapore last week. Mongolia broke three-time defending champions Australia’s game win streak to claim a memorable 21:18 victory in an epic final. At a critical moment when the score was 18:18, A.Anand corrected his long shot and then made a penalty shot in the hoop to bring victory to his team. In the finals, E.Dulguun led the team with eight points, A.Anand with six, O.Enkhbaatar with five, and D.Delgernyam with two.
It was Mongolia's second triumph after winning in 2017 and avenged losses to Australia in finals in 2018 and 2019. Delgernyam Davaasambuu was named MVP after scoring an equal-high 31 points and was joined in the Team of the Tournament by Australia's Daniel Johnson and New Zealand's Tai Wynyard. Singapore hosted Asia's biggest 3x3 event for the second consecutive year. The winners of the 2023 edition also earned a ticket to one of the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Paris 2024.