US Women win gold for the seventh time in a row… The US women won the basketball competitions at the Olympic Games for the seventh time in a row, by defeating host Japan 90-75 on Sunday, on the last day of the Tokyo Games.
Sue Bird, 40, and Diana Taurasi, 39, won their fifth gold, ending a studded career.
Brittney Griner, US Women win gold for the seventh time in a row
She was born on October 18, 1990, in Houston, is an American basketball player. Also, she started her professional career in the year 2013. She was chosen by the Phoenix Mercury team during the drifting. She plays in the Women’s National Basketball Association as a midfielder. It measures 6 ft 9 in (2.1 m) in length. She competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics and played college basketball at Baylor University. Won the professional league title.
Brittney Griner scored the highest 30 points in the match, besides funds, and said after the match, “7 in a row. This is really amazing. It just shows the value of American basketball.”
The United States achieved its 55th consecutive victory at the Olympics, the result of an impressive streak that began with its bronze medal in 1992 before achieving 6 consecutive gold medals and 6 victories in Tokyo and on its way to seventh.
And the “failures” of the American team are still limited only to winning a silver medal behind the Soviet Union in the 1976 session. This is when the women’s basketball was included for the first time in the Olympic program, and bronze in 1992 (he boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games). Also, this is a clear sign of the Americans’ dominance in basketball. And frankly, after the men also won the fourth title in a row on Saturday.
Japan reached the round of four for the first time in the fifth Olympic participation in its history, to achieve a distinguished silver medal.
France won the bronze on Saturday, at the expense of Serbia, the European champion and bronze holder in Rio 2016.
Bird and Taurasi scored early and contributed to the United States’ lead by 13 points against a lost Japanese team, before ending the first quarter at the Saitama Arena 23-14, and Greener (30 years) reached the ten-point threshold.
The Japanese women tried to return and succeeded in some attempts, but collided with the giant Greener (2.01 m) under the basket, as they ended the first half of the match with 18 points and 9 successful attempts out of 10 shots, leading the Americans 50-39.
Things were no different after the break and extended their lead to 75-56 before entering the last quarter, as Aja Wilson contributed 19 points and 5 assists in the match.
From the host side, Maki Tadaka was the best with 17 points. But the Americans managed to limit the danger of Rui Machida. Rui was content with six assists after she achieved 18 in the semi-final against France. This is in a record match in a women’s basketball competition at the Olympics.
“20 Years of Sacrifice” With the seventh title in a row, the US women tied the longest streak for any team in the Olympic Games. This is after Uncle Sam’s countrymen also achieved 7 consecutive golds in basketball between 1936 and 1968.
Bird has won four WNBA titles with the Seattle Storm and three for TaurasiTaurasi with Phoenix Mercury. Also, Bird has been on the front line in leading the United States. This is for glory in the past five tournaments.
The pair won gold in Athens in 2004 when they were among the youngest members of a team that included Don Stiletto, who won three golds as a player before leading him to the title as a coach in Tokyo.
Taurasi commented on her fifth gold, “What can I say? It results from 20 years of sacrifice, of giving up everything and just wanting to win. It is never easy to play in this team with all the pressure, but this group has won and I am happy to be part of it and enjoy my time.”