Austria and the Netherlands take headlines on Day 2 of FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024

13 Apr 2024

HONG KONG (CHINA) - Austria (Men) come up clutch while the Dutch women go unbeaten on Day 2 of the first FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 in Hong Kong, China.


Austria (Men)

It was gonna be a big ask for the Austrians. A tough game to start day 2 against Switzerland saw them just lose out in the final seconds. It came down to a must-win game against the dominant Dutch. 

Netherlands star man Worthy De Jong put up a monstrous 10 points, but Austria kept fighting back, pulling off an incredible victory off an Enis Murati bucket. 

Nico Kaltenbrunner led his side with a 10-point display off his own as the side booked their spot in the Semi-Final. 

Netherlands (Women)

After a dominant display against Mongolia on Day 1, the Dutch side cleaned up in Pool play with a 3-0 record. They clawed their way back into their game against Chile, finding themselves trailing for most of the tie. Noortje Driessen put up a game-high 8 points in the 16-13 comeback victory. 

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It was a gritty battle for first place next against the equally on-fire Azerbaijan side. Loyce Bettonvil and Driessen put up 5 each to lead their side to a 15-11 win.


Nauris Miezis (LAT)

The Latvian Olympic Gold Medalist was was relentless against Egypt, putting up 11 points to lead his side to a perfect record in the Pool Phase. He was pulling the strings all game, calling game with a superb alley-oop dime.

Klaudia Sosnowska (POL)

Poland needed a big offensive game against Hong Kong to clinch Qualification, and it was Klaudia Sosnowska who came clutch with 7 points and 10 rebounds. Her efforts on both ends of the court led to them booking a spot in the knockout stages. 



Austria v New Zealand

Latvia v Netherlands


Hungary v Azerbaijan

Netherlands v Poland

Day 3

All comes down to the final day where we find out who claims their spot in the Paris Olympics, tune in LIVE to catch the Semi-Finals.