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Basketball - 16. September 2019.

Russia's women win FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League 2019

In the women's division, Russia dethroned reigning champs France after a nail-biting 16-13 final. Olga Frolkina led the Russians in scoring with 6 points in the final and Lisa Berkani had 4 for the runner-ups.

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Ekaterina Polyashova was named MVP after leading Russia to 5 straight wins and finishing second overall in scoring (just behind Ukraine rising star Viktoriia Kondus).

China won bronze after defeating the Netherlands in the 3rd-place game (21-9). GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli awarded the medals in the women's category.

FINAL STANDINGS

1. Russia
2. France
3. China
4. Netherlands
5. Ukraine
6. Hungary
7. Poland 
8. Romania

This was the third edition of the 3x3 U23 Nations League, which was launched to offer an opportunity for the future talents to hone their skills in preparation for the FIBA 3x3 World Cup, multi-sport games and future Olympic Games. 

The competition was included in the program of the first-ever World Urban Games. which featured 6 competition sports and disciplines (BMX freestyle, Breaking, Flying Disc Freestyle, Parkour, Roller Freestyle and 3x3) and 2 showcase sports (Indoor Rowing and Laser Run).

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