Paris Olympic Games: D’Tigress Draws France, Canada, Australia  


NIGERIA’S D’Tigress have been pooled in Group B of the women’s basketball event at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after the draw in the French capital.

Performed by legendary duo Penny Taylor and Carmelo Anthony and watched by fans around the globe via FIBA’s YouTube channel, it has laid out the initial pathways for all teams in pursuit of being crowned champions of the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournaments in Paris 2024

D’Tigress will confront host France, Canada and Australia in the group stage of the competition.

Currently ranked 12th in the world, Nigeria are the sole flag bearer from Africa in the women’s basketball tournament while South Sudan is holding it down for the men at the Olympic Games.

Under the stewardship of coach Rena Wakama D’Tigress without a good camping programme, they managed to secure a place at the Games with a win over Senegal and defeats in the hands of the USA and Belgium during the play-off in Antwerp, Belgium in February.

D’Tigress finished 11th in the last two Olympic Games outings.

Nigeria will begin their quest for Olympic glory against Australia on the 29th of July before meeting France on the 1st of August, followed by Canada.

Serbia, Spain, China and Paraguay are in Group A while World Champions USA, Germany, Belgium and Japan are the teams in Group C.

The top two teams in each of the groups plus the two best third countries advance to the quarter-finals.

The draws have intensified the anticipation of this year’s Olympic Games Basketball Tournaments which will be held from 27 July to August 11 in France.


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