Canada Secures Silver Medal in France at 3×3 Women’s Series – Team Canada Makes Podium

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“Canada falls just short of a tournament win in France, finishing in second place behind the host team. The Canadian women’s 3×3 basketball team showcased their skills and determination as they prepare for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Let’s take a closer look at their journey and what lies ahead for this talented group of athletes.

The Journey to Paris 2024

After securing their spots on Team Canada for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Katherine Plouffe, Paige Crozon, Cassandra Sidney Brown, and Mackenzie Reagan Smith represented their country with pride in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Despite a strong performance, they ultimately fell to the host French team in the final, with Plouffe leading the Canadian scoring efforts.

Hortense Limouzin led France to victory, claiming their second tournament win of the season. The Canadian team showcased their skills by defeating China’s U24 team and Austria in the group stage before progressing to the knockout stages where they triumphed over Puerto Rico and the Netherlands.

Individual Achievements and Team Success

Katherine Plouffe, a standout player for Team Canada, continued to impress with her performance on the court. At 31 years old, Plouffe has cemented her place as a key player for the team, earning MVP honors at the 3×3 Olympic qualification tournament in Debrecen, Hungary, in May. She once again showcased her skills and was named the MVP of the weekend’s tournament in France.

Paige Crozon also made a significant impact, leading the overall scoring race with 33 points. The Canadian team’s runner-up finish in France adds to their successful season, with a previous win in Springfield, USA, catapulting them to the second spot in the world standings.

Looking Ahead to Paris 2024

With 3×3 basketball making its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Canada is gearing up to send a women’s team to the Games for the first time in Paris 2024. The team, led by players like Katherine Plouffe and Paige Crozon, is determined to make their mark on the international stage and compete for the gold medal.

As the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics begins, all eyes will be on Team Canada as they aim to showcase their skills, determination, and teamwork on the world’s biggest stage. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting moments as these talented athletes chase their Olympic dreams.”



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