The women’s American basketball team wins their fifth consecutive Olympic title.


No surprises at the North Greenwich Arena in the women's basketball finals. The United States have won easily, beating France 86-50. The American team has won seventh Olympic title in nine competitions, the fifth in a row. The absolute star of the game was Candace Parker, with 21 points and 11 rebounds, but the audience ovation was all for Tamika Catchings, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, that reached their third Olympic gold. France, which has lost only to the U.S. throughout the tournament, has ended with a deserved second place. The bronze went to Australia that, in the final for third place, defeated Russia 83-74, with a great performance by Lauren Jackson, with 25 points and 11 rebounds. For the Australian team it was the fifth consecutive Olympic medal, with two bronze and three silver. Today, the next awaited event is at 3 PM with the men's tournament final between U.S. and Spain, a replay of Beijing 2008.