Japan and Turkey face off for gold at U23 World Championship – IWBF


Turkey punched their ticket to the championship last on the 2021 IWBF Males’s U23 World Championship after a formidable 63-56 Semi-Last win in opposition to Germany behind Mahmut Acikgoz’s huge efficiency of 31 factors.

This win ensures Turkey to their second consecutive U23 World Championship Last, the final they made in 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

Japan solidified their spot within the gold medal sport in opposition to Turkey, in a heart-stopping victory in opposition to Spain 51- 53. Spain went into the semi-final favourites following a 19-point win over Japan within the group levels. Once more, it was Japan’s high-intensity protection that annoyed Spain, and within the dramatic last dramatic moments, Japan held on to clinch a spot within the last for the primary time since 2005.

Historical past is about to be made tomorrow as neither Japan nor Turkey have ever received a U23 World Championship.


09:00 – 7-8 Place – Israel v Brazil
11:00 – 5-6 Place – USA v Australia
13:15 – 3-4 Place – Germany v Spain
15:30 – Last – Turkey v Japan

Comply with all of the motion from the 2021 IWBF Males’s U23 World Championship 

Picture Credit score: Shingo ITO – X-1



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