07 August 2019

Great Britain’s Women Basketball show ambition by targeting Tokyo 2020 after missing out on Rio 2016

Women’s Basketball for Great Britain could reach a major turning point with qualification  for Tokyo 2020.

After finishing a historic fourth place in the EuroBasket finals last month, the team secured their spot in the qualifiers for the Olympics. 

This was the first time any of the national teams have reached a semi-final in this tournament. If the success continues, it will be a serious game-changer for British basketball.

The women were given the opportunity to compete in the national team's first ever Olympics during London 2012. They later went on to achieve silver in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The only way to have Olympic qualification is to compete in the EuroBasket, one of the best regions for basketball in the world.

Captain Stefanie Collins said: “It speaks leaps and bounds about our passion and our commitment to our sport.

“We could potentially be going to Tokyo in our own right, I couldn’t be more proud and honoured to be part of the team."

The team is currently ranked 25th in the world and having finished in the top six in the EuroBasket, this is just the start of their journey.

Collins continued: “It would make a massive statement for where the sport is now, the potential for growth and what we can do in the future.”

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