Contact Us

US Women’s Basketball Team Routs France, 86-50, to Win Fifth Straight Olympic Gold Medal

US Women Win
Christian Petersen, Getty Images

Candace Parker scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, as the United States women’s basketball team soundly defeated France, 86-50, on Saturday night to win the gold medal game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The victory gave the US the gold medal in women’s basketball for the fifth straight Olympic Games and extended its Olympic winning streak to 41.

Leading by just 12 points at halftime, the US pulled away with a 26-12 run in the third quarter. American guard Diana Taurasi had nine points and six assists, and teammate Sue Bird added 11 points. Edwige Lawson-Wade and Sandrine Gruda scored 12 points apiece for France, which won its first-ever medal in women’s basketball.

Earlier in the day, Australia beat Russia, 83-74, to win the bronze medal game.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!