26 July, 2021
08 August
11 Leonor Rodriguez (ESP)
Press Release
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Pairings confirmed for the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament knockout rounds

TOKYO (Japan) - The pairings for the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament Quarter-Finals have been confirmed following the Final Phase Draw. The draw took place immediately after Monday's Australia - Puerto Rico nightcap that put a concluding bow to the women's Group Phase from the Saitama Super Arena. 

Spain, USA and China were confirmed as winners of Groups A, B and C respectively, while Serbia, Japan and Belgium all took the runners-up spots in their grouping.  France and Australia both qualified for the final eight of the competition as the two best third-placed teams.

For the draw, the three winners of the groups and Belgium, who were the second-placed team with the best result from the initial phase, were placed in one pot. The two remaining second-placed teams and two best third-placed teams  were placed in the other pot.

Of note, teams from the same group in the Group Phase cannot be drawn against each other in the Quarter-Finals. This stage of the competition is played in a knockout format with the draw producing an Olympic bracket pathway from the Quarter-Finals to the gold medal.


The women's Quarter-Finals will all take place on Wednesday, August 4 at the Saitama Super Arena.

The complete Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament game schedule is HERE. The women's knockout brackets from Quarter-Finals through to the medal games is HERE.