Madagascar's men and Egypt's women win FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2022
CAIRO (Egypt) - Madagascar's men and Egypt's women won the FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2022 in Cairo, Egypt, on December 3-4.
3x3 Africa Cup 2017 bronze-medalists Madagascar conquered gold this time defeating hosts and 2019 winners Egypt in the title game 20-17. Livio Ratianarivo, with 12 points in the final, led Madagascar to gold, while the MVP of the competition, Elly Randriamampionona scored 4 and finished as top scorer of the Africa Cup 2022 winners with 34 points overall.
The 25-year-old was joined in the Team of the Tournament by the top scorer of the competition and silver medalist Mido Taha (Egypt) and bronze medalist J.J Wilson, from Rwanda.
In the women's competition, Egypt won their second straight 3x3 Africa Cup title (and also second overall) defeating Madagascar in the final. Soraya Mohamed was Egypt's top scorer in the title game with 9 points, while Nadine Mohamed, who was named MVP of the competition, contributed with 4.
She was joined in the team in the tournament by Madagascar's Rondro Raherimanana and Debora Mayimona, who won bronze with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and finished as the top scorer in the women's competition.
As 3x3 Africa Cup 2022 winners, both Madagascar's men and Egypt's women clinched their tickets to the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2023, which will take place in Austria, in Vienna. While Egypt's men and Madagascar's women, as runner-ups, booked their tickets to the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2023 Qualifier in Israel.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.