Latvia and Azerbaijan win FIBA 3x3 Universality Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1, qualify to Paris Olympics

14 Apr 2024

HONG KONG (CHINA) - Latvia (Men) and Azerbaijan (Women) claim tickets to the Paris Olympics as they win the first FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 in Hong Kong, China.

In the Men’s category, reigning Gold Medalists booked their place yet again into the Olympics with a 14-19 victory over Austria. Nauris Miezis was the fire for the side yet again as he put up 5 points and 7 rebounds in the blockbuster game. He was named MVP for the event, capping off an incredible tournament with a ticket to Paris.

Latvia join USA, Serbia and China who are through to the Paris Olympics based on FIBA 3x3 Federation ranking. 

In the Women’s category, Azerbaijan defeated Poland in the final in a thrilling 18-17 victory, led by Tiffany Hayes who put up 6 points in the effort. Hayes took home MVP honors, putting up 32 points while creating throughout in a superb tournament for her side

Azerbaijan join China, USA and France as the teams through to the Paris Olympics, who had already marked their place based on FIBA 3x3 Federation ranking. 



1. Latvia 
2. Austria
3. Netherlands
4. New Zealand
5. Switzerland 
6. Egypt
7. Mongolia
8. Hong Kong, China


1. Azerbaijan
2. Poland
3. Netherlands
4. Hungary
5. Egypt
6. Chile
7. Mongolia
8. Hong Kong, China

The next FIBA 3x3 Universality Qualifying Tournament will be in Utsunomiya, Japan, on May 3-5.


Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the most thrilling urban sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court. 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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