Impressions Of The Final Eight

03 April 2012

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

The EuroLeague Women Final Eight is in the books, it is time to look back on a great week in Istanbul.

Alba Torrens receives her 2011 FIBA Europe Womens Player of the Year award from FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin
Alba Torrens receives her 2011 FIBA Europe Womens Player of the Year award from FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin before Galatasarays's first game of the Final Eight against eventual finalists Rivas Ecopolis

 

Record attendance of 8,500 in the Abdi Ipekci Arena
On day two of the Final Eight, a record attendance of 8,500 in the Abdi Ipekci Arena saw an Istanbul derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. Fenerbahce won in an exciting game.

 




FIBA Europe Secretary Nar Zanolin with Russian Basketball Federation President Alexander Krasnenkov and Turkish Basketball Federation President Turgay Demirel
A meeting of the top European basketball countries and the FIBA Europe executive committee also took place. The outcome was a statement of unity by the participants. FIBA Europe Secretary Nar Zanolin later watched the EuroLeague Women final with Russian Basketball Federation President Alexander Krasnenkov and Turkish Basketball Federation President Turgay Demirel.

 

Ros Casares captain Laia Palau receives the EuroLeague Women trophy from FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson and Turkish Basketball Federation President Turgay Demirel
Ros Casares captain Laia Palau receives the EuroLeague Women trophy from FIBA Europe President Olafur Rafnsson and Turkish Basketball Federation President Turgay Demirel after Ros Casares defeated fellow Spanish side Rivas Ecopolis in a hard-fought final.

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