Czech Republic defender Thomas Satoranski made a winning jumper in the semi-finals of the FIBA Olympic qualifiers on Saturday, shattering Canada’s hopes of securing a place in the Tokyo Olympics.
With less than 10 seconds left in overtime, the score tied at 101 points. Satoranski (Chicago Bulls) tried to beat Lugens Dott (Oklahoma City Thunder) in a singles, but tried to create anything Separate. Satoranski was forced to make a crazy attempt on Dortmund before the shooting timer ended, blocking the ball from the glass and crossing the net, giving the Czech Republic a two-point lead with 1.8 seconds left in the game.
Canadian striker Trelers (San Antonio Spurs) got a good opportunity to drag the game into the second overtime in the subsequent possession, but his shots went in and out, allowing the Czech Republic to 103 -101 win and ensure that Canada will miss the Olympic Games for the fifth time in a row.
For the Canadian team, this was an unfortunate ending, which forced a crazy comeback in overtime at the end of the fourth quarter. The Canadian was 10 points behind less than a minute before the start of the game, but Andrew Wiggins (Golden State Warriors) ended the wild 12-2 game with a three-point stop and tied the score to 94. .
The Czech Republic will next compete with Greece or Turkey for a seat in the Olympic Games in the championship finals. Canada has not participated in the Olympics since 2000 and must now turn its attention to future international events, including the Americas in 2022 and the 2023 World Cup.