Gold Glory or Knowing How to Play Basketball


FIBA U19 World championship that took place in Latvia at the end of June and beginning of July showed that Lithuanians not only like basketball but also are able to play it well. Lithuania’s junior basketball team (under 19 years of age) won the golden medals in the World Championship with a convincing 85:67 victory over Serbian youth in the final match. The other countries that claimed medals were Serbia (silver) and Russia (bronze). In addition, the most high-scoring player of the championship is also from Lithuanian team – Jonas Valančiūnas. He heightened the game by adding 36 points to Lithuania’s side that later resulted into the highest medal.

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