Sue Bird and long-time US group mate Diana Taurasi. It is presently stand alone on the all-time. The charts for ballplayers with five Olympic gold medals. The women’s group has the men’s program for most titles ever in a row.
Sue Bird finished her Olympic career with a record fifth gold award. As the United States beat Japan 90-75. To win the women’s basketball title.
Bird and longtime US partner Diana Taurasi have done. On the international arrange are win. Presently stands alone with five gold medals. The first basketball player ever to achieve that feat. After a 90-75 win over Japan on Sunday at the Tokyo Games.
“Couldn’t have asked for a better ending. There’s really not much else to say,” Bird said.
“I feel so proud I’ve been able to wear this uniform. Also, for as long as I have, to play alongside. This one as long as I have won, and that’s obviously the story. But I don’t think there’s anyone else I’d rather do it. Because we fair have so much fun and I adore you homie.”
The US has presently won the final seven Olympic gold medals. Matching the country’s men’s program for the most ever in a push. The men did it from 1936-68.
The names have changed around the match. Including greats Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes. Tina Thompson, Tamika Catchings, and Sylvia Fowles. But the results haven’t. A 55-game Olympic winning on the Americans is a streak dating back to the bronze medal. In the game way back 1992 in Barcelona Games.
The United States let Japan know that it wasn’t going to change on Sunday.
The Americans bounced out to an 18-5 lead. Behind a prevailing first quarter by Brittney Griner. The group leads 23-14 after one as Griner had 10 focuses. Taking advantage of the undersized Japanese group. Japan was able to get inside six in the moment quarter. Before the Americans went up 11. At the half and never looked back.