United States women keep gold in the “basket” for the seventh time
The women of the United States won the basketball competitions at the Olympic Games for the seventh time in a row, by defeating hosts Japan 90-75 yesterday, on the final day of the Tokyo Games. Sue Bird, 40, and Diana Torassi, 39, won their fifth gold, concluding a studded career. Britney Greiner scored the highest 30 points in the match, in addition to five rebounds. The United States achieved its 55th consecutive victory at the Olympics, as a result of an impressive streak that began since winning the bronze medal in 1992 before achieving six consecutive gold medals and six victories in Tokyo on its way to seventh. And the “failures” of the US team are still limited only to winning a silver medal behind the Soviet Union in the 1976 session, in which the women’s basketball was included for the first time in the Olympic program, and bronze in 1992 (he boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games), in an indication of the Americans’ dominance in the field of basketball in a way Clear and frank, after yesterday the men also achieved the fourth title in a row. 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 medal yesterday, at the expense of Serbia, the European champion, who took the bronze in Rio 2016.