Women's #FIBAU18Europe: How Twitter reacted
SOPRON (FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2016) - With the FIBA U18 Women's European Championship coming to a close on Sunday night, the French celebrations found their continuation on social media.
Alexia Chartereau had a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double in the 74-44 Final victory over Spain to lead France to gold and claim MVP honours along the way. While she walked the walk on the court, she let others do the talk, her celebratory tweet capturing to the essence of her and her team-mates' journey.
Championne d'Europe 🇫🇷— Alexia Chartereau (@Alexia_seven) July 31, 2016
European champions - team-mate Hortense Limouzin provided the obligatory winners' selfie from the locker room.
Current and former national team players joined her in celebrating the French way, with Nando de Colo congratulating the entire team and staff on the European title.
Félicitation à toute l'équipe et au staff pour ce titre européen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/qKbDdJyALM— Nando De Colo (@NandoDeColo) July 31, 2016
Edwige Lawson-Wade was particularly proud of the way the French team dismantled old foes Spain in the gold medal game.
France vs. Spain proved to be a popular Final on Sunday, with the two nations also contesting the title game of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. In Senec, Slovak Republic, it was also Les Bleues to stand atop the podium following a 2-1 triumph, rounding out a golden night for France. Junior basketball international Bathiste Tchouaffe paid tribute to his peers in both sports. The future of French basketball and football seems to be in good hands (and feet)...
Euro u19 foot masculin ✅🏆⚽️🇫🇷— Bathiste Tchouaffé (@TBathiste) July 31, 2016
Euro u19 foot féminin ✅🏆⚽️🇫🇷
Euro u18 basket féminin ✅🏆🏀🇫🇷
Euro u18 basket masculin, à suivre...😏
In a remake of last year's Final, Spain had to settle for silver this time around, but with the initial disappointment settling, congratulations came in for yet another silverware at youth level. The Spanish players can expect a warm welcome in any case.