France will not leave empty-handed from the 3×3 Basketball World Cup in Antwerp (Belgium). Led by Laëtitia Guapo, Les Bleues snatched their place in the final, synonymous with a medal, by dominating China on Sunday afternoon (17-16).
A victory with the taste of revenge: in August 2021, the Chinese had deprived the French of an Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo by winning the small final. Laëtitia Guapo and Marie-Eve Paget were already on the ground. The winger from Bourges and the leader of Basket Landes offered a first break to Les Bleues (10-4, 4th) before suffering from the size of Zhang Zhiting (1.95 m) in the racket.
While the two teams were tied (16-16), Guapo took advantage of his Chinese opponent’s slip to score at halfway. Myriam Djekoundade then provided the decisive stop. Les Bleues will meet Canada in the final at 8:55 p.m. (live on L’Équipe live).