Spain, to ‘semis’ of the Pre-Olympic 3×3

Spain She will be among the four teams that will compete for the last three tickets to the 3×3 women’s Olympic tournament. What seemed like a dream a few weeks ago begins to take shape and the team that prepares the legendary Anna
Junyer He is one step away from his goal after defeating Australia by 14-12 in a competitive quarterfinal match played in the tournament of Graz (Austria).

A free throw from Sandra Ygueravide 2.7 seconds from the end and the subsequent double attempt Australia Failure served as a sentence to a very close match that, however, the Spanish dominated almost at all times. The power of Aitana caves inside the zone and penetrations and shots of Ygueravide or Canella, in addition to the versatility of Vega Gimeno, allowed to overcome an Australian team that had options at the end, when Spain he was in the double bonus of 9 fouls, but he did not know how to take his opportunity.

Now Spain will be measured at state
United (this Sunday, 17:55) in the second semifinal of the tournament with the ticket for the Games as a direct prize. The other semifinal will face Japan Y France, also with the same reward. The losers will still have a chance to make up for themselves in the match for third place (20:25), which also gives the ranking.

“It was very hard because we are two teams that are very similar defensively but we knew how to take it a bit where we were interested,” he said at the end Ygueravide. “Now we are not afraid of anyone,” he added in reference to the semifinals against the United States, the great favorite and a team that has in its ranks 5×5 basketball stars such as the player from Avenida Katie
Lou
Samuelson.

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