Tolo, Nurse & Epoupa qualify for Tokyo 2020
The UC Capitals’ Marianna Tolo, Kia Nurse and Olivia Epoupa have received their ticket to Tokyo after qualifying with their respective national teams in the Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournaments this weekend.
Although Marianna Tolo and the Australian Opals lost to France in the first game (63 – 72), wins against Peurto Rico (100 – 74) and Brazil (86 – 72) secured their spot in the upcoming Olympics.
Olivia Epoupa and Team France, who competed in the same tournament as the Opals in Bourges, also won against Brazil (89 – 72) and Puerto Rico (89 – 51).
Kia Nurse and Team Canada, who competed in Ostend, won against Japan (70 – 68), Sweden (80 – 50) and Belgium (61 – 56).
The players will now make their way back to Canberra to join the rest of the team to prepare for the first semi-final game on Sunday, 16 February.