Olympics-Basketball 3x3-Latvia men beat ROC to win first ever gold medal

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The Latvia men’s team defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 21-18 on Wednesday to claim the first ever Olympic gold medal in 3x3 basketball.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift, editing by Ed Osmond)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Karlis Lasmanis of Latviaa celebrates victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Karlis Lasmanis of Latviaa celebrates victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of Latvia celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of Latvia celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of Latvia celebrate victory after the match.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Men - Finals - The Russian Olympic Committee v Latvia - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of Latvia celebrate victory after the match.

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