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11 July 2018 | in 3x3 World University League, Basketball 3x3

4th Asian University 3x3 Basketball Championship underway in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR – The Asian route the 3x3 FISU World University League – 2018 Finals in the Chinese city of Xiamen is underway in the Malaysian capital.

All told, 15 men's teams and 12 women's teams from 9 countries and regions, including China, Hong Kong China, Iran, Macau China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Chinese Taipei, qualified for this continental championship – and are looking for international glory.

 

The Opening Ceremony began the event’s official proceedings in the MABA Arena, which is the home venue of Malaysia Basketball Team and has been used in two previous Southeast Asian Games.

 

It was an important place to be as Prof. Dato' Dr. Hassan Nasri Bin Awang Mat Dahan, Chairman of Malaysian University Sports Council (MASUM), Mr. SEETOW Cheng Fave, AUSF Treasurer, Mr. Tony Azaman Hassan, Principal Assistance Secretary from Sports Division (Higher Learning) of Mnistry of Education of Malaysia, Mr. Sim Sin Heng, Deputy Secretary General of MABA and MASUM Board members were present at the ceremony.

  

During his welcome speech, Mr. Hassan welcomed all the participants and expressed the gratitude towards AUSF's trust for attributing this event to Malaysia. On behalf of AUSF, Mr. Seetow encouraged all the participants to take full advantage of this championship to cultivate sportsmanship, foster friendship and strengthen cultural ties. He also encouraged the Malaysian sports council to host more AUSF events in the future.

  

To show the appreciation and welcome to all the participating teams, Mr. Hassan presented a plaque to each team. Mr. SEETOW also presented an AUSF souvenir to MASUM and MABA for their great support.

  

Head of Delegation Meeting

 

The HoD meeting was held immediately after the Opening Ceremony. The details on medical and technical issues were announced, including doping control, medical services, team groupings, competition format and schedule, etc.

 

Men’s Tournament

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

Pool D

Tehran University (IRI)

Payam E Noor University (IRI)

TAR University College (MAS)

Taylor’s University (MAS)

CITI University (MGL)

Srinakharinwirot University (THA)

Fu Jen Catholic University (TPE)

University of Moratuwa (SRI)

Civil Aviation University of China

Huaqiao University (CHN)

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

San Pedro of Business Administration (PHI)

University of Macau

University of Sri Javewardenepura (SRI)

 

 

Women’s Tournament

 

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

Pool D

Islamic Azad University (IRI)

Payam E Noor University (IRI)

University of Colombo (SRI)

University Putra Malaysia

National University of Mongolia   (MGL)

University of Jaffna (SRI)

TAR University College (MAS)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chinese Culture University (TPE)

Dhurakij Pundit

University (THA)

Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (CHN)

Tsinghua University (CHN)

 

Competition Day 1

The action on the hardcourt got underway on Wednesday for the 4th Asian University Basketball Championship. In total, 18 matches were played, including 4 women’s matches and 14 men’s matches. Below are the results from Day 1 generated by the FISU 3x3 Planet system:

 

 

According to technical delegate Mr. Kenta Kawashima, the standard of competition of the men’s teams has advanced greatly as compared with last edition.

 

Both Iranian teams took advantage of their height and strong physique while the Mongolian team were very fast and tactically superior. The rest of the teams also put up very commendable performances. It can be seen from the final results that scores were all very close.

 

For the women’s tournament, Chinese Culture University Team from Chinese Taipei – the defending champion from 2017 and also the champion of 3x3 FISU World University League Finals 2017 – once again put up a very impressive performance. The tournament also saw the participation for the first time of two Iranian women’s teams. This is a great promotion of gender equality in AUSF events.

 

For more information on the matches, please keep on visiting http://www.ausf.org.

(Source: AUSF Secretariat)