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TOKYO – The US women’s basketball team was simply gold at the Tokyo Olympics. The United States defeated hosts Japan 90-75 to win the gold medal and continue a string of unparalleled titles and victories at the Olympics.
The United States has not lost at the Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games – an impressive stretch of 55 consecutive wins. This victory gave the United States its seventh consecutive gold medal.
Led by veterans Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who each took home their fifth gold medals (the first basketball players to do so), the team’s players are WNBA stars including Breanna Stewart, Brittney Griner, A’ja Wilson, Tina Charles and Sylvia Fowles.
Griner led all scorers with 30 points (Olympic record in the gold medal game). Wilson entered at 19. Stewart finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
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