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September 2018

Tsagarakis wins gold for France at FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2018 shoot-out contest

BUCHAREST (FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup) - France 3x3 star Angelo Tsagarakis struck gold in the shoot-out contest of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2018 in Bucharest, Romania on September 16.

The man known as 'The Tsar' entered the final in last position after dominating the qualifying round and had Belgium women's star Romina Ciappina's 10 points to beat.

The French sniper hit one of the moneyballs to reach 11 points and lived up to his reputation as one of the best shooters in the 3x3 game. In 2017, he had won gold at the shoot-out contest of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup and silver at the Europe Cup.

Ciappina won silver and Spain 3x3 star Paula Palomares earned the bronze medal after scoring 9 points. Dejan Majstorovic (Serbia) had 8 points and finished 4th,