4 Oct 2010

USA women's world basketball champions again

3:00 pm on 4 October 2010

The United States are the women's basketball world champions for the eighth time after an 89-69 win over the hosts, the Czech Republic.

Spain claimed the bronze medal when they beat Belarus 77-68 while the defending champions Australia defeated France for fifth after losing to the Czechs in the quarter-finals.

The Americans have won the past four Olympic gold medals but last won the world championship in 2002.

The American men won the world title in Turkey last month.