24 Aug 2008

USA wins women's basketball gold

6:36 am on 24 August 2008

The United States has swept to a fourth successive Olympic women's basketball gold medal with a 92-65 win over world champions Australia in Beijing.

European champions Russia took bronze for the second consecutive Olympics by overpowering tournament hosts China 94-81.

The United States carried an astonishing 32-0 winning streak into the gold medal showdown, a run that was never threatened by an Australian team who came out flat.