In the Women U20 championship division B Sweden sealed the group victory and has a great chance to take one of two spots to advance to the A-divison. But, actually it’t not really a surprise. The team played U19 World Championship last year, reaching the Final where they lost to United States but achieved a great performance as the best European Team. The key game will of course be the semi-final where they most likely will play Hungary.
Our U18 Women starts tomorrow in Bratislava and I spoke to the assistant coach Dennis Pihl who said the key game was against Croatia. In their group also Serbija and France play, a very tough group so to say. All the games and tournaments can easily be followed on www.basket.se and there an article about the 3rd place in the U22 world championship in the wheel-chair basketball. And soon the senior wheel-chair team will head into the Paralympics…. swedish basketball is definetly on its way up!