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Spain, Turkey, China and France punch tickets to Rio 2016
NANTES (2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament) - Spain, Turkey, China and France on Friday each punched a ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning their respective Quarter-Finals at the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) in Nantes, France.
By doing so, they joined the USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Senegal and Serbia in the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament. One more team will qualify over the weekend to complete the field of the 12-team event taking place from 6-20 August in Brazil.
Afterwards, it was the turn of Nevriye Yilmaz and Lara Sanders to power Turkey to a 71-45 defeat of Cuba by combining for 35 points. The win secured a second Olympic appearance in a row for the Turks.
To end the day, tournament hosts France cruised past Argentina 90-53 to advance to Rio.
The losers of Friday's Quarter-Finals still have one last chance to join the winners at this summer's Olympics.
A draw will take place following the Fifth-Place Game to complete the picture of how the groups shape up in the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament.