Australia won both events on a superb day for the country in Changsha ©Getty Images

Australia enjoyed a dream day at the International Basketball Federation 3x3 Asia Cup in Changsha as they took home the men's and women's titles.

The men's team made history as the first side of any gender to successfully defend the crown in the tournament's four-year history while the women won back the cup after last winning it in 2017.

After two days of pool play there was a bumper schedule in China today with all of the knock-out matches from the quarter-finals onward.

The men's tournament produced a repeat of last year's final and the outcome was the same as Australia, the eighth seeds, defeated third-ranked Mongolia 21-9.

In the semi-finals the Australians disappointed the home fans by beating second-seeded China 21-15, with that win coming after a 21-14 quarter-final success against top seeds Japan.

"It feels pretty damn good," said Australia's Tom Wright, who was the only surviving member of the winning 2018 squad.

"The strength of Australian 3x3 is that we have so many good players."

Mongolia, who won the tournament in 2017, beat Kazakhstan 21-13 in their semi-final after seeing off Jordan 21-16 in the last eight.

China restored some home pride as they edged out the Kazakhstanis 14-11 for bronze.

Australia, also ranked eighth in the women's tournament, enjoyed a 20-9 win over Kazakhstan in the final.

They earlier got past Philippines 21-16 in the quarter-finals and then second-seeded Mongolia 21-15 in the semis.

Japan, ranked third, were beaten 17-14 by Kazakhstan in the last four but recovered to win bronze, beating Mongolia 21-14.

"It feels so good," said Australia's Becca Cole.

"That was such a good team game to finish on."

No country has ever won both the men's and women's tournaments at the same tournament before.

The event was held with 3x3 preparing to debut at the Olympics at Tokyo 2020.