The Korea 3×3 Basketball Federation (KXO) heads to Mongolia with Korean 3×3 players.
KXO will hold ‘2023 Korea x Mongolia 3×3 International Exchange’ in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from the 20th to the 23rd with the Mongolian 3×3 Basketball Association.
Mongolia is a 3×3 powerhouse that consistently maintains the top spot in the 3×3 world rankings. 11 Korean 3×3 athletes will participate in this exchange event.
Since its establishment in 2019, KXO, which has been active in various fields for the development of 3×3 in Korea, is using 2023 as a new inflection point for its international challenge.
This is because it was judged that Korea 3×3 could no longer grow just by participating in domestic competitions. KXO plans to do its best to raise the national rankings and secure tickets for the World Cup and Olympic qualifiers by participating in international competitions as many as possible this year.
In particular, in the case of 2023, it is an important year to decide whether to advance to the 2024 Paris Olympics 3×3 basketball final qualifier, so the frequency of participation in international competitions must be increased to secure more points. 메이저놀이터
As the first project to challenge the international stage in 2023, KXO accomplished the ‘2023 Korea X Mongolia 3×3 International Exchange’.
Mongolia is an Asian team that is close to being at the top of the world in 3×3. In 2019, Mongolia, which won the FIBA 3×3 Challenger for the first time as an Asian country, is ranked 5th (men) and 11th (women) in the FIBA 3×3 national rankings.
Mongolia, which has started preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics early, is showing active movements, such as recruiting one male and female foreign player to the Ulaanbaatar male and female 3×3 team this year to obtain ranking points.
In this exchange event, which KXO has been promoting since last year, 11 Korean 3×3 players will train together with Mongolian players in Mongolia and hold an official match with Mongolian 3×3 players.
A total of 11 players, including Lee Seung-jun, Park Min-soo, Kim Min-seop, Ha Do-hyun, and Kwak Hee-hun, will participate in this exchange event.
KXO President Chae Jun said, “This exchange with Mongolia was possible thanks to the passion of the players. Even though the schedule for the exchange match was during the Lunar New Year holidays, participation was quickly confirmed.” It seems that it was judged as an opportunity,” he explained.
The ‘2023 Korea x Mongolia 3×3 International Exchange’ will have joint training with Mongolian 3×3 leaders and players from the 20th to the 22nd, and a competition with Mongolian 3×3 professional teams on the 22nd.