LOME (FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2017) - On a day Madagascar fans at the FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup 2017 were in tears over their loss to Cote d’Ivoire in the semi-finals, Elly Randriamampionona struck gold scoring 9 points in the Shoot-Out Contest in Lomé, Togo on November 5, 2017.
Winner Randriamampionona told fiba.basketball that he was impressed with the organization of the championship and revealed that he didn’t expect to win.
"My win is a big surprise for me and the people of my country. Having lost in the semi-finals, we had all given up on going home with a medal but when I was called up for the Shoot-Out Contest, I saw it as an opportunity and my shots were starting to drop. I am glad I was able to bring smiles to the faces of our fans."