The shooting plan looks nearly perfect for the women’s national five-year heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
The day before the Puerto Ricans enter the Olympic Village, they will hold the void on July 20 in the Japanese city of Oshino, in Yamanashi Prefecture, against the French team, which ranks fifth in the federation’s world rankings. International Basketball (FIBA)).
This friendly match will replace the match that was scheduled to take place on the 15th of that month against Spain, seeded third, in the Iberian country.
Prior to that duel, Puerto Rico, ranked 23, will play on July 17th against Japan, 10th in the world.
We’d go straight to Japan before the Olympics. Japan sent us a new requirement to implement these vacuums and asked us to arrive very early so that we would be in quarantine and do some tests before the shooting. By asking us to arrive early, we were confused by the launch of Spain (Day 15) because Japan was asking us to arrive on the 12th (July), ” the director general of the national team, Juan Flores Gallarza, explained to speaker.
France will be on Japanese soil from the beginning of July, according to Floris Gallarza, since he set up a training camp two hours from Tokyo.
The last time the two teams met was in February of last year, when the French dominated 89-51 on the final day of the Olympic qualifiers as the two teams were awarded Olympic tickets.
In addition to this blank against France, the national team will also hold a home tournament, from 28-30 May, in Belgium against Serbia (No. 8 in the world), Nigeria (No. 17) and the host country (No. 6).
Then, from June 11-19, Puerto Rico will play the AmeriCup Championship, with the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and the Virgin Islands competing.
Flores Gallarza commented, “With all the teams that we managed to start and were ranked for the Olympiad, we won in terms of preparation, because they are all among the 12 best teams.” “The other void that we are trying to manage may be with (South) Korea. But for the time being, France and Japan.”
Puerto Rico will make its Olympic debut on July 27 against China as part of Group C, which also includes Belgium and Australia. The first group consists of South Korea, Serbia, Canada and Spain. While in B is Nigeria, Japan, France, and the United States.
The national team will begin training on May 10.