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Basketball

For the first time 3x3 Running Basketball and 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball joined the Commonwealth Games roster. 

Both promised high-octane activity, incredible skill, and party vibes from start to finish.

 The inaugural 3x3 competition at the Commonwealth Games saw Team England’s men and women on the podium in both disciplines.

In the running basketball, Birmingham born Myles Hesson sunk a dramatic two-point shot to seal gold in overtime for Team England in the men’s 3x3 basketball in what was a perfect finish appropriate of the festival site at Smithfields. 

There was further medal success for Team England’s women as they took silver – only a last second lay-up from Australian Sarah Te-Biasu denying them overtime in their gold-medal match. 


Team England previous basketball medals

1
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
5
Total

You might need to know...

Two teams compete to score baskets worth either one or two points depending on where the shot was taken from
Yes, each team benefits from a system of rolling substitutions in order to maximise tactics and play
The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the 10 minutes, or first to 21 points
The game is played for 10 minutes

Team Leader

Peter Griffiths

Peter Griffiths

Peter has been involved in basketball for more than 25 years with experience as a player, coach and official.

He is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer at Basketball England. His role sees him oversee the delivery of coaching and officiating pathways, educational courses and 3x3, along with club and facility development.

He has also worked in many different capacities at Basketball England and Great Britain Basketball events and was an official at the London 2012 Olympics, Euroleague Finals and European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

At 38, he still fancies himself as a player in the Sheffield Basketball League.

Peter Griffiths
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