Last places for Paris 2024 in 3x3 Basketball decided in Hungary. FIBA

The FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournamentcame to an exciting conclusion with France, Lithuania and Poland finishing on the podium in the men's competition to secure their places at Paris 2024, while Germany, Spain and Canada did the same in the women's competition.

The Paris 2024 qualifying tournament for the world's most popular urban sport, 3x3 basketball, concluded in Debrecen. Teams were whittled down from 32 to 16 men and 16 women, with the top three teams in each gender securing the last remaining places for Paris 2024.

In the men's tournament, Lithuania and France booked their places by winning their respective semi-finals, while Poland had to battle Mongolia for the last available ticket in a nail-biting match. 

Mongolia came very close to qualifying for their first Olympic Games in 3x3 basketball after suffering heartbreaking defeats to France (21-20) in the semi-finals and Poland (22-20) in the third-place match. The Mongolians were on the brink of qualification, leading 20-19, before TimothΓ© Vergiat hit a two-pointer to send the French into the Olympic tournament on home soil. The Frenchman was named MVP of the tournament after leading the field in player value.

World runners-up Lithuania had an easier time qualifying, beating Poland 21-15 in the other semi-final.

The women's semi-finals were also closely contested, with Germany edging Hungary 19-17 and Spain edging Canada 19-18 thanks to a last-second goal from Gracia Alonso. Canada secured the last available spot after defeating hosts Hungary 21-10, and world number one Katherine Plouffe was named MVP of the competition.

The 3x3 competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place at the Place de la Concorde from 30 July to 5 August 2024. The National Olympic Committees have exclusive responsibility for the representation of their respective teams at the Olympic Games, and athletes' participation in Paris 2024 depends on their NOC's selection of them to represent their delegation.

The teams that have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are:

MEN: Serbia (Ranked), United States (Ranked), China (Ranked), Latvia (UOQT 1), Netherlands (UOQT 2), France (OQT), Lithuania (OQT), Poland (OQT)

WOMEN: China (Ranked), USA (Ranked), France (Ranked), Azerbaijan (UOQT 1), Australia (UOQT 2), Germany (OQT), Spain (OQT), Canada (OQT)