By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The United States women’s basketball team have won its fifth consecutive goal medal.
Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, and Tamika Catchings won their third gold medal together. And they expect to be playing in four years in Brazil, after the USA defeated France, 86-50. This team has currently won 41 straight games.
“Another dream come true,” Catchings said. “Every single time it’s with different people, and you’re building different friendships. Being able to be with a good group of ladies the last month and half, it’s been more like a family.”
They have not lost a game since the 1992 Barcelona games. They are also an amazing 58-3 since women’s basketballl was added in the Olympics in 1976.
The women’s team has won the most consecutive gold medals in a women’s sport. The USA team boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics, or they would have won gold every four years since 1976.
They are expected to win goal in Brazil, even with a different group of girls. They had a margin of victory of 34.4 points in this year’s tournament. However, USA defeated Australia by the score of 86-73 on Thursday.
“You can’t apologize for being really good,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “The reason people don’t think there’s any competition is because they don’t have to be here playing. We know how hard we have to work to make it look easy.
“There’s a certain expectation when you play basketball in the USA, and that expectation is to win. Maybe other sports don’t have that expectation. We’re not going to start losing just to make them feel better back home.”
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