Basketball Beijing Olympics

Gold medal favorite: United States. Australia and Brazil are other medal contenders.

Venue: Wukesong Indoor Stadium

U.S. beat Australia to win gold in women’s basketball

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.

9 years ago

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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.