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Omar Quintero shared the results of the categories of the Mexican Basketball Team, as well as the planning of the project for 2023.
Accompanied by Gabriel Girón (captain of the older men’s Mexican National Team) and Gael Bonilla (player who shone in the last FIBA window), Omar Quintero, head coach of El Tri, offered a report on the results of the different categories of the Mexican representative from 2021 to date.
On February 15, 2021, Quintero took the reins of El Tri and in two years he has achieved important results for Mexico in the burst sport.
First, they played the pre-Olympic playoffs in Croatia, where “we had the best tour that the national team has had over the years,” highlighted the coach.
Although they did not get the ticket to the intercontinental fair, they beat Russia for the first time
In addition, they had important clashes at the international level such as the Energa-Gliwice Cup, in Poland, and the Acropolis Cup, where they accumulated a defeat against Greece and two against the Serbian squad, one of the best ranked in the world.
Characteristics of the project that began on August 20, 2021: Organization, transparency, sustainability, evolution, consistency, stability, commitment and identity.
And the most important since Quintero’s management: the pass to the 2023 World Cup with victory over Puerto Rico, the United States, Brazil; as well as a 5th place in the Americup, which helped Mexico to qualify for the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
“In this process we have done things that should have been done before: a generational change,” said the coach.
2022 marked the return of the senior women’s basketball team to official competitions and Jonathan Villegas was the first to start the process after the break.
The 12 Warriors won gold at Cocaba 2023, played in Chihuahua, undefeated after beating Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica. And where Claudia Ramos and Gladiana Ávila stood out.
Thanks to the above, they qualified for Centrobasket where they won the silver medal and their pass to the Americup 2023.
In 2021, the Mexican women’s under-16 team makes history by winning bronze in the World Cup played in León and, in addition, they qualify for the U-17 World Cup for the first time.
In June 2022, the U-15s became Centrobasket champions and jumped to the FIBA Americas U-16
In November, FIBA announced that Mexico would debut as host of a U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held from July 13 to 21, 2024.
The Tri sub-15 climbed to third place on the podium in the Centrobasket in their category, which was enough for them to enter the FIBA Americas sub-16.
Finally, Quintero presented the calendar with which the different categories of the Mexican representative will comply with the rest of the year.
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