The Latvian team Riga has won the 3x3 Basketball World Tour Championship held in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, as part of Diriyah Season 2022.
The tournament was organized by the Saudi Ministry of Sports, in cooperation with the Saudi Basketball Federation, and under the supervision of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
Riga defeated the Serbian team Ub Huishan 21-19 in the final match to win the first prize of $40,000, while Nauris Miezis of Riga was awarded tournament MVP.
The Kingdom was represented in the 14-team tournament by teams from Jeddah and Riyadh. Other paticipating teams were Antop from Belgium, Omaha and St. Louis Ballislife from America, Vienna, Utrecht, and Okayama from Japan, as well as Lusail DAS and Doha QSC from Qatar.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.