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United States wins Olympic gold for women's basketball
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09:40, August 24, 2008


Players of the U.S. women's volleyball team wave on the podium after winning the silver medal of women's volleyball event at the Beijing Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. (Xinhua/Zhao Zhongzhi)



Australian women's basketball team attend the awarding ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games basketball event at Olympic Basketball Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 23, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Defending champions United States won their fourth consecutive Olympic women's basketball gold medal on Saturday, beating Australia 92-65 in the third final between two sides since the 2000 Olympics.

The U.S. led the first half 47-30.


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