The excitement is building as the Indian men’s and women’s 3×3 basketball teams gear up to make their debut at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. Scheduled to commence on September 25 and run until October 1, the 3×3 basketball tournament will take place at the Deqing Geographic Information Park Basketball Court.
Basketball has been a staple of the Asian Games since 1951, but the 3×3 version only made its debut at Jakarta 2018. While it shares fundamental elements with traditional basketball, 3×3 basketball introduces structural nuances such as a 12-second shot clock and a unique scoring system.
In the realm of 5×5 basketball at the Asian Games, the People’s Republic of China has been a dominant force, securing a record eight gold medals in the men’s category and six in the women’s. South Korea, on the other hand, boasts the highest overall medal count with 23.
During 3×3 basketball’s inaugural appearance at the Asian Games in Jakarta, both China and South Korea put on impressive performances. China clinched gold in both the men’s and women’s divisions, while South Korea earned silver in the men’s competition and Japan secured silver in the women’s category.
As the Asian Games in Hangzhou approach, the Indian men’s and women’s 3×3 basketball teams have been diligently preparing. In the 2023 FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup, both Indian squads finished 11th. Historically, the men’s 3×3 team from India has yet to secure a medal in the FIBA Asia Cup, while the women’s 3×3 team celebrated a championship win in 2013.
This debut appearance in the 3×3 basketball category marks a significant milestone for Indian basketball. The teams are poised to showcase their skills and determination on the international stage, aiming to leave their mark on the Asian Games and inspire the growth of 3×3 basketball in India. Basketball enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing India’s journey in this exciting new chapter of the sport.
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