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USA beat Spain to claim sixth consecutive gold medal in Women’s Olympic Tournament

The United States of America (USA) topped the podium of the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament for a sixth consecutive time after beating Spain, 101-72, in Saturday’s Gold Medal Game at Carioca Arena 1.

USA Gold Medal Rio Olympics Women's Basketball

The Americans have won gold in the competition at every Olympics dating back to the Atlanta Games in 1996.

Geno Auriemma’s side led 21-17 to end the first quarter and outscored Spain 28-15 in the pivotal second period for a 49-32 advantage at half-time. With the momentum clearly on their side, the USA remained in the ascendancy in the second half and registered a resounding win.

Belarus, China, France, Spain and Turkey complete line-up for Rio 2016 Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament

2016 Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament

The groups and schedule for the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament at the Rio 2016 Games have been finalised following the conclusion of the 2016 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (WOQT) on Sunday.

Belarus, China, France, Spain and Turkey secured qualification for the Summer Games in Brazil through the 12-team event which took place from 13-19 June in Nantes, France.