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Basketball: India win bronze in Thailand

india Updated: Jul 08, 2006 12:51 IST

India has won the bronze medal at the 10th Crown Prince Cup International Invitational Basketball Tournament for Men at Hat Yai City, Thailand.

The Indians defeated China 112-75 in the match to decide third place to finish behind gold medallists Iran who defeated Thailand-I in the final.

This was the first time India participated in the tournament, which is being treated as preparation for the forthcoming Asian Cup 2nd FIBA Asia Borisalav Stankovic Cup for Men to be held in Damascus, Syria, from July 20 to 27, a release from the Basketball Federation of India said.

In addition to the bronze medal, the Indians won five of the seven individual awards at the tournament, which concluded on Sunday.

Trideep Rai was adjudged the most valuable player of the tournament. He also finished as top scorer and the highest three-pointer.

Anoop M was the best blocker of jump shots while compatriot Sambhaji Kadam was the best assist player of the tournament.