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Jordan tops Arab 3x3 rankings

By JT - Aug 03,2017 - Last updated at Aug 03,2017

AMMAN — Jordan’s rapid progress in 3x3 Basketball has been highlighted by the latest FIBA rankings that rate the Kingdom as the leading Arab nation in the sport.

On a global level, Jordan is ranked 43, three ahead of Bahrain, and in Asia the Kingdom is ranked sixth, following Japan, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.  It is an astonishing rise considering Jordan was ranked 113 in the world a year ago.

It has been a similar rise for the women who are now 37th in the world, up from 93 last year. The U-18 male team is 34th in the world and second Arab country after Bahrain, while the U-18 ladies rank 40th. The U-23 males are up eight places to 41, while the ladies are 39th.

The move is welcome recognition for the hard work carried out over recent months when Jordan was quick to reignite the sport after it was included in the next Olympic programme in 2020. A new 3x3 Basketball Committee has been created under Jordan Olympic Committee supervision and in coordination with the Jordan Basketball Federation.

A number of national tournaments have been well supported and Jordan sent delegations to compete internationally, including the recent U-18 World Championship in China.

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