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13 May 2019 | in 3x3 Basketball, CUSF News, University World Cup - 3x3

Champions of Asia! Mongolia & Chinese Taipei head to Xiamen

From Asia to the world stage once again

KINMEN, Chinese Taipei – Mongolia's Mon-Altius Physical Education Institute and Taipei's Chinese Culture University (CCU) won the men's and women's events at the 5th Asian University 3x3 Basketball Championship. With this win, these two universities once again get to represent Asia at the FISU University World Cup - 3x3 that takes place in Xiamen, later this year. They will be joined by both men's and women's runners up, Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) from Taipei and the Islamic Azad University (IAU) from Iran. 

 

Women's Final: Three-peat for CCU

The FISU University World Cup - 3x3 champions of 2017, the Chinese Culture University achieved a three-peat at the AUC level, having already won in 2017 and 2018 before once again topping the draw in 2019.

 

"The goal of coming to Kinmen was to win the title," said coach Hui-yun Cheng. "I am very happy our players achieved the goals we set."

 

Kimiya Yazdian Tehrani from the Iranian univeristy IAU said, "Although we didn't win this championship, we are still satisfied with our result. We will represent Asia at the University World Cup - 3x3 finals in Xiamen!" 

 

Men's Final: Mon-Altius win title for the first time

Team Mon-Altius from Mongolia have made it to the Finals in Xiamen before, but finally sealed their first ever victory in the Asian qualifying tournament.

 

In the final against FJCU, the Mon-Altius displayed more strength and a stronger attack. Mon-Altius extensively used one-on-one defense to wear down their opponents and won the match 20-12.

 

"Although our seniors had already won the FISU University World Cup in 2017, we are still eager to win the crown to prove ourselves," said baller Gan-Erdene Gantsolmon excitedly.

 

FJCU'S Yang Liu said, "We are more familiar with 3x3 rhythms than before. We now expect to advance to world-class competition and higher-level opponents in Xiamen."

  

The final ranking of 5th Asian University 3x3 Basketball Championship 2019:

Women:

1st: Chinese Culture University (CCU), TPE

2nd: Islamic Azad University (IAU), IRI

3rd: University of Taipei (UT), TPE

 

Men:

1st: Mon-Altius Physical Education Institute, MGL

2nd: Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) , TPE

3rd: Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), INA

 

 

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