USA dominates the Olympic Women’s tournament

2021-08-08T10:56:11+00:00 2021-08-08T14:58:45+00:00.

Aris Barkas

08/Aug/21 10:56

Brittney Griner and the Women’s team of the USA destroyed the competition in Tokyo

By Eurohoops team/

On the way to their seventh straight Olympic Women’s Basketball, the USA proved to be totally dominant.

Brittney Griner finished the game with 30 points to move past the 29 her compatriot Lisa Leslie scored in the Atlanta 1996 Games to set a new Olympic basketball Final scoring record.

The USA got an easy 90-75 win over host nation Japan in the Saitama Super Arena to secure the top spot.

For the veteran duo of Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, the game was the fitting goodbye they wanted as the pair claimed a stunning fifth gold medal at the Games.

France got the bronze medal after beating Serbia 91-76.

Breanna Stewart landed MVP honors to headline the All-Star Five of the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament in Tokyo.

A’ja Wilson also of the USA, Japan’s playmaker Rui Machida, France’s Sandrine Gruda, and Belgium’s Emma Meesseman complete the best five.