Angola wraps up last automatic bid to Olympics

BY foxsports • October 4, 2011

Angola earned its first Olympic bid in women's basketball by winning the African championship.

The Angola women beat defending champion Senegal in the championship game 62-54 on Sunday, after upsetting host Mali in the semifinals.

The Angolans joined host Great Britain, the United States, China, Australia, Brazil and Russia in the London Olympics next summer.

There are still five spots left which will be determined by a final qualifying tournament from June 25-July 1.

The Czech Republic, France, Croatia, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Cuba, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Mali and Senegal will all compete in that tournament.

Nigeria is the only African team to win a game in the Olympics when it finished 11th in the 2004 games, beating Korea.


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