Targeting Tokyo

[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: 3×3 basketball

Beatrice Go
[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: 3×3 basketball
The Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team may be Philippine basketball's chance for an Olympic return

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The Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 basketball team has high hopes that the country will be seeing action in its favorite sport in the Olympics.

From trailing the world’s best at the start of 2019 with a No. 60 rank, the Philippines rose to the top 20 in less than a year to nail a FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) berth.

The team pulled off the feat with the country’s No. 1 player Joshua Munzon leading the charge in the international circuit.

Together with No. 2 player Alvin Pasaol, 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 3×3 gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa, and 3×3 veterans Santi Santillan and Karl Dehesa, the whole team again braces for a long and steady climb for a ticket to Tokyo. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.