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India won gold in men's Basketball at Lusofonia Games

Jan 28, 2014 09:18 IST

India on 27 January 2014 won the basketball gold in the men’s section at the Lusofonia Games by defeating Angola 77-70 at the Shyam Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Taleigao  in Goa.

Match report quarter wise

• Till the end of the first quarter India led the game with 19-14
• By the end of second quarter, Angola brought themselves back in the match with 16-15
• Angola dominated the third quarter by scoring 23 points against 16 points of India
• The score went to 77-70 by the end of fourth and final quarter leading victory to India

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In the women’s category gold was bagged by Mozambique by defeating Angola 73-49 and India won the bronze title. Mozambique men won the bronze defeating Cape Verde 56-37.

Total Medal details at Lusofonia Games 2014 at Goa till 27 January 2014

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

India

29

24

26

79

Portugal

18

12

10

40

Macau

10

5

14

29

Sri Lanka

5

10

12

27

Angola

5

8

14

27

Mozambique

4

3

5

12

Guinea-Bissau

2

1

3

Cape Verde

1

6

5

12

Brazil

1

2

3

Sao Tome and Principe

1

1

Timor-Leste

1

1

Total

74

71

89

234

About Lusofonia Games 2014
Goa is hosting the Portuguese commonwealth games in nine disciplines with participation from 12 countries. Participating countries are Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Sri Lanka and the host nation Goa (India). Goa- 2014 is one of the most scintillating games ever witnessed in the history of Lusofonia Games movement.

The Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees (ACOLOP) was officially established on 8 June 2004 in Lisbon to solidify unity and enhance cooperation among members through sports. ACOLOP is a non- governmental organization with 12 members. ACOLOP is approved by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). Founding members of ACOLOP are National Olympic Committees of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macao (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome & Principe, East Timor and Equatorial Guinea, as an associate member. In 2006, India and Sri Lanka joined the Association, also as associate members.

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