History has been made.
The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo mark the first-ever Olympic Games in which 3x3 basketball is an Olympic sport, and the first-ever medalists have been crowned, with the United States Women's and Latvian Men's Teams taking home the gold.
Women's 3x3 basketball medalists
- United States - Gold
- ROC - Silver
- China - Bronze
Led by head coach Kara Lawson, the United States 3x3 team, a group featuring WNBA stars Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young, defeated the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the gold medal game.
Hang it in the Louvre 🥇#Tokyo2020 #3x3 pic.twitter.com/xZokLgIahm- USA Basketball 3x3 (@usab3x3) July 28, 2021
Prior to the gold medal game, China defeated France to take home the bronze medal.
#CHN run out victorious against #FRA in the Women's Bronze Medal match off the back of a super performance by Lili Wang!- FIBA3x3 ➡️ #3x3 #Tokyo2020 (@FIBA3x3) July 28, 2021
The first-ever #3x3 #Olympics medalists, here at #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/j3aafiEKmD
Men's 3x3 basketball medalists
- Latvia - Gold
- ROC - Silver
- Serbia - Bronze
The Latvian 3x3 team became the first-ever 3x3 men's gold medalists with a 21-18 victory over the ROC. Latvia's team featured Agnis Cavaris, Edgars Krumins, Karlis Lasmanis and Nauris Miezis.
🎉🥇CONGRATS LATVIA 🥇🎉- FIBA3x3 ➡️ #3x3 #Tokyo2020 (@FIBA3x3) July 28, 2021
🎊🥇FIRST-EVER #3x3 OLYMPIC #GOLD MEDALISTS🎊🥇 #Tokyo2020 #LAT pic.twitter.com/UDYyey0U2B
The bronze medal game saw Serbia defeat Belgium 21-10 for a third-place finish in the tournament.
🥉𝘽𝙍𝙊𝙉𝙕𝙀 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝘼𝙇- FIBA3x3 ➡️ #3x3 #Tokyo2020 (@FIBA3x3) July 28, 2021
Congratulations to #SRB - the first-ever men's #3x3 #Olympics #Bronze medalists!#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/JTtUAfnml9
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