TOKYO, Feb 12 (News On Japan) - The Japan women's basketball team has clinched its spot in the Olympics for the third consecutive time, setting the stage for a thrilling participation in the Paris Games.
In a crucial match that would determine their qualification for the Paris Olympics, Japan faced off against Canada, a team ranked 5th globally and considered a strong competitor.
From the first quarter, Japan began to pull ahead, with Saori Miyazaki leading the charge with her sharp dribbling and scoring prowess.
The momentum continued into the second quarter, with Evelyn Mawuli sinking two three-point shots among other critical plays, further distancing Japan from Canada.
Securing victory, Japan has now achieved its sixth Olympic appearance, marking three consecutive participations in this prestigious global sporting event. This accomplishment not only highlights the team's enduring talent and determination but also sets a promising stage for their performance in Paris.