Venue: Wukesong Indoor Stadium
The United States have defeated Australia 92-65 to win its fourth consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball. It is the third Olympics the U.S. played Australia in the final.
Russia defeated China 94-81 to win the bronze medal.
Just after the United States beat China last night in the men’s basketball, tonight it was the women’s turn. The U.S. team had an easy victory over China 108-63.
“Tina was hot, hot, hot!” said U.S. centre Lisa Leslie, a three-times gold medalist. “Tonight was Tina’s night. But the crowd was cheering so hard every [...]
The United States basketball team thrashed the Czech Republic 97-57.
Top scorers for the United States were Cappie Pondexter 12 points and Seimone Augustus with 9 points.
Here are the results from day 1 of the women’s basketball.
Australia defeated Belarus - 83 - 64
New Zealand defeated Mali - 76 - 72
China defeated Spain - 67 - 64
Korea defeated Brazil - 68 - 62
Czech Republic vs, United States - still being played
Russian Fed. vs LatviaLatvia
Australia defeated Belarus fairly convincingly in their first game of the Olympic games.
Final score was: 83 - 64.
Next game is: versus New Zealand.
I can’t believe we are finally away. I am sure it was hard for the athletes competing this morning as the opening ceremony went pretty late. I think it would have been hard for them to sleep with all of the excitement.
There a total of seven gold medals up for grabs today in [...]
In a warm-up for the Beijing Olympics, the United States defeated Australia 71-67 to take out the Diamond Cup.
Australia’s Penny Taylor scored 19 points and United States Lisa Leslie scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. China beat Latvia 63-51 and Russia defeated Mali 79-52.