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European champs in full force as Serbia confirm Rio roster
With the exception of Tijana Ajdukovic and Kristina Topuzovic, the 10 other members of the team that stood on the top step of the podium in Budapest last year have been shortlisted to become first-time Olympians.
Serbia 12-player final roster for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
|Dajana Butulija||Casa Cado||Aleksandra Crvendakic||Ana Dabovic|
|Milica Dabovic||Nevena Jovanovic||Sara Krnjic||Jelena Milovanovic|
|Danielle Page||Sonja Petrovic||Tamara Radocaj||Dagrana Stankovic|
In the opener of a two-game warm-up series against fellow Rio-bound Turkey, the Serbs prevailed 60-53 on Friday. The two sides will meet again on Saturday in Belgrade.
Before Marina Maljkovic's team open their Olympic campaign, they will play a friendly a friendly against hosts Brazil on 2 August in Rio de Janeiro.
But first, they have a Group B challenge to overcome against FIBA Americas Championship for Women champions Canada, China, AfroBasket Women winners Senegal, Spain, and the world and Olympics reigning champions the USA.