The FEB confirms the four 3×3 players who will seek gold in Paris

Vega Gimeno, Sabra Ygueravide, Gracia Alonso de Armiño and Juana Camilión They came to the fore when they achieved the Olympic ticket in the Debrecen tournament. Not so much for achieving it, with enormous merit, but for how they achieved it, with that miraculous basket before Canada.

Now, that action, one of the most outstanding in international basketball of the yearwill continue in Paris, where the quartet of players will try to get gold in the 3×3 basketball discipline. It is the team confirmed this Tuesday by the Spanish basketball federation.

Spain will play in Paris. It must be said this way because while the two senior teams will compete in the first phase at the Villeurbanne headquarterswhere the entire group stage will be played, The 3×3 will be based in the iconic Place de la Concorde of the French capital. “It is a group that has demonstrated a high competitive level and is ideal to compete in the Olympic Games. They have played together in the last major tournaments: the European Championship last summer, the Debrecen Pre-Olympic and the Pre-European Championship. And in all of them they have achieved very good results. It is a team that balances and compensates each other,” he said. Anna Junecoach of the Spanish women’s 3×3.

The four of them already know what it is to win medals. Vega Gimenothe captain and the player with the most caps in the specialty in Spain (99), won bronze in the 2015 European Championship, gold in 2021 and silver in 2019 and 2023. She will retire from basketball at the end of the tournament.

Sandra Ygueravide80 caps, also won medals in the 2021 (gold), 2019 (silver) and 2023 (silver) European Championships and was number 1 in the FIBA ​​ranking in 2021. Gracia Alonso de Armiño and Juana Camilión They achieved silver in the 2023 European Championship held in Jerusalem. Alonso de Armiño She was the author of the basket that gave way to the Olympic dream of the Spanish 3×3.

This is how the tournament will be played

The 3×3, male and female, will debut in Paris on July 30. In both cases, the format of the tournament is as follows: each consists of eight teams in which they will all play against tofos, meaning that each team will play a total of seven games in the first phase.

After these matches u will be establishedranking based on results. The first two teams will advance directly to the semi-finalsand the last two (seventh and eighth), will be eliminated. The other four will face each other (third against sixth and fourth against fifth) and The winners will also go to the semifinals.

The winners of the semi-finals They will play the match for gold, and the losers will play for bronze. The finals of both tournaments will be played on Monday, August 5.

Spain will therefore have to play in the first phase against Azerbaijan (the debut on the 30th at 9:00 p.m.), France (31 at 9:00 p.m.), China (August 1 at 6:00 p.m.), USA (1 at 9:30 p.m.), Australia (August 2 at 12:30), Canada (2 at 9:00 p.m.) and Germany (August 3 at 6:00 p.m.). The semi-finals and finals will be played on August 5.


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