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France beat Turkey twice, remain undefeated in build-up to Rio Games
After beating Cuba, New Zealand and Argentina at last month's FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in Nantes - to secure one of the five tickets on offer for the Olympics - Les Bleues have compiled a 5-0 mark since the WOQT as they continue their build-up to Rio 2016.
Une 2eme victoire qui conclut ces 3 jours en Slovénie & une bonne base de travail pour la suite de notre préparation vers #Rio !— Sandrine Gruda (@Sandrine_Gruda) July 17, 2016
France beat Turkey 63-56 on Saturday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and repeated that success on Sunday with a 62-54 triumph.
The two wins come a fortnight after Valerie Garnier's team completed a three-game series sweep of Brazil in the southern French city of Biarritz.
Turkey might have felt the absence of Nevriye Yilmaz, who is recovering from a right hip injury, but they proved tough to beat.
Endy Miyem and Sandrine Gruda combined for 22 points for France - who capitalised from Lara Sanders's foul trouble - while point guard Olivia Epoupa sparked the EuroBasket Women 2015 runners-up with a team-high 15 points on Sunday.
A Milli Kadın Takımı Hazırlık Maçı İlk Yarı Sonucu: Türkiye 25-30 Fransa pic.twitter.com/p5hucZa8cu— TBF (@TBForgtr) July 17, 2016
The two-game warm-up series has certainly given both teams tips for the Rio showdown, where France and Turkey will open their Group A campaigns facing each other on 6 August. Other teams in the group include Australia, Belarus, hosts Brazil and Japan.
But before the London Olympics runners-up travel to Rio, they will take part in a four-team international tournament in Newark, Delaware, Bridgeport, Connecticut and New York, against Australia, Canada, and hosts the USA.