US Women Basketball Team Captures seventh Olympic Gold Medal

Written by on August 8, 2021

A blistering United States outplayed hosts Japan to win a seventh successive women’s basketball gold on Tokyo 2020’s final day of action.

Celebrated veterans Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi also became the first players to win five Olympic basketball titles.

It means the side are unbeaten in 55 Olympic matches, with their last defeat Coming in the 1992 semi-final.

Japan earn silver in their best-ever finish, with France taking the bronze.

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner was the dominant force during the 90-75 win, scoring a game-high 30 points with five rebounds and two assists.

They had a 50-39 lead at half-time and there was no stopping them, with a valiant Japan settling for second-place and a best-ever Olympic finish.

Credit: BBC.

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