USA Women’s Basketball Wins Seventh-Straight Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

In a matchup on Saturday night that had gold medal implications, the United States and Japan put on a show. When it was all said and done, the US won gold with a final score of 90-75. 

This marked the seventh-straight gold medal in the event for the US Women, as Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi became first basketball players ever to win gold five times. 

Brittney Griner led all scorers with 30 points, making 14 of her 18 shots. A’ja Wilson was another huge contributor with 19 points, 7 rebounds and five assists. 

On Sunday morning, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics All-Star Five was announced, highlighting the top five women from the tournament. Wilson and Breanna Stewart both got the nod for this honor. 

With their seventh consecutive gold, the United States hasn’t lost this event since 1992 at the Barcelona Games.