Posted August 11, 2012 on
LONDON - With former Tennessee standout Candace Parker providing a huge spark, the USA women overcame a slow start Saturday at North Greenwich Arena to overpower France, 86-50, and win their fifth-straight Olympic gold medal.
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LONDON -- The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women's basketball team Olympic champion.The Americans won their fifth straight gold medal Saturday, routing France 86-50 and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games.Candace Parker scored 21 points, including eight straight during the game-changing run...
LONDON (AP) -- Expected to dominate, they did. All those style points were a bonus. The U.S. women's basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final Saturday, winning their fifth straight Olympic gold medal and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games. Candace Parker scored 21 points, including eight straight during...
The 2012 Summer Olympics have certainly been very good to the U.S. Women. Just yesterday we saw Team USA take gold in women’s soccer and today Team USA remained dominant on the basketball court as the U.S. beat France 86-50 capturing their 5th straight Olympic gold.
Not only was this the fifth straight gold for the United States, it was also the team’s 41st straight victory and...
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For the fifth straight time the USA women have won gold at the Olympics, beating France 86-50. They’re the first women’s team in Olympic history to win five consecutive gold medals. This is also the team’s 41st straight win.
The win was the latest in this dominant run that the Americans have been on over the past 16 years. The...