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YOG 3x3 legacy as told by rising basketball star Marko Ramljak

3x3 Basketball at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games
©2010 / Comité International Olympique (CIO) / EVANS, Jason

30/07/2013

The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were not only the first edition of the YOG event itself, they were also a first for 3x3 basketball, which made a successful debut on the international stage and left a lasting impression.  

20 years-old Croatian Marko Ramljak would know. He was a 3x3 silver medallist in Singapore, and following the Youth Olympic Games, went on to play for his country at the first-ever 3x3 U18 World Championships organised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in 2011.

While Marko has not had the opportunity to compete in a 3x3 competition since then, the young basketball player was keen to share in an interview with FIBA his enthusiasm for this “up-tempo” style of play which forces you “to think quickly and improvise a lot when you only have 12 seconds to score.”

The YOG medallist also talked about the “almost indescribable” experience of the YOG, saying: “I remember I was not sure if I should go but now I know how much I would have missed. The organisation was great. It was such a big event and 3x3 was a big part of it.”

To see what Marko has to say about 3x3 basketball and learn more about his YOG journey, check out the full interview here, on www.fiba.com

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