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Ann Wauters elated after a strong world cup from the Belgian Cats: “Confirmation that our performance at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS was no accident”

The staff of the Belgian Cats and Ann Wauters agreed Tuesday to return to the fantastic world cup, the Belgian vrouwenbasketbalteam, that in Tenerife handsome fourth was. The group is already looking forward to the next challenges, such as the two qualifiers in november for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019.

Of the players signed Tuesday, only the 37-year-old Wauters present. Coach Philippe Mestdagh, together with his daughter Kim and her transfer to the Turkish Cukurova to arrange and the other players were already on their club expected to the new season to prepare for, said manager of the Cats Koen Umans.

“The reception in brussels was special, that I have rarely experienced in my career”, said Ann Wauters in the building of the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (COIB). “That fourth place is a confirmation. Last year was the bronze medal at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS a surprise, but our result in Spain shows that that was no accident. We have worked a lot to achieve this. We have our mentality and our enthusiasm to preserve, and this was the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, we were also more mature. After the disappointment that we are just next to a medal handles, dominates now the pride.”

Wauters thinks back with pleasure to the victories against top countries, France and Spain. “Now we have the level to compete with the big countries. In addition, there is still progressiemarge. With the exception of myself, the team is still very young.”

In the upcoming EK-kwalificatiematchen to the Cats, their world cup performance confirm. For Wauters that duels too early, seen her knieperikelen. They do not exclude that they had a club draw, but first and foremost she wants is to take good care of, with the eye at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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