Although Puerto Rico lost 89-51 against France in their last game at the Bourges qualifying tournament in France on Sunday, Brazil were eliminated from Australia, guaranteeing their first victory in Puerto Rico qualifying.
“Historical!” the Basketball Federation of Puerto Rico published on Facebook.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Luis Miranda, general manager of the Puerto Rico Women’s Basketball League, according to reports from the Spanish news agency EFE. “In the past five years in the Women’s Basketball League in Puerto Rico (BSNF) we have worked to ensure that the women on the team have the highest degree of ability.”
France and Australia also qualified for the Tokyo Summer Games basketball tournament.
“The 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup champions hosted directly in the USA and the Olympics from Japan,” according to the international federation.