In a riveting final at the European 3×3 Basketball Championships in Jerusalem, the Serbian men’s team clinched their fifth consecutive gold, narrowly defeating Lithuania with a scoreline of 22:20.
This latest triumph underscores Serbia’s dominance in the sport, having previously seized the European title in 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Notably, the 2020 Championships were called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the eight European Championships held to date, Serbia boasts an impressive haul of six medals. In addition to their quintet of golds, they secured silver in 2016. However, the Serbian squad missed out on podium finishes in 2014 and 2017.
Representing Serbia in this year’s championship were Strahinja Stojačić, Stefan Kojić, Marko Branković, and Nemanja Barać. Stojačić’s exceptional performances were acknowledged, earning him the coveted Most Valuable Player (MVP) accolade for the tournament in Jerusalem.
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