Women’s World Basketball: The Americans make the pass of four

Women’s World Basketball: The Americans make the pass of four

And four! The Americans pulverized China (83-61) in Sydney on Saturday to win a fourth consecutive world title and establish themselves a little higher and more alone at the top of basketball.

The United States, who now have 11 world titles (across 19 editions), have not lost a game and recorded 30 consecutive wins since the 2006 semi-final against Russia (75-68 loss).

It is also her last setback in a major international competition (Olympic Games and World Cup) where her winning streak extends to 60 games.

As winners of the last seven Olympics, the Americans are just one world title away from the record set by the USSR, which won five in a row between 1959 and 1975.

Although younger (only one player aged 30+) and renewed compared to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, with a new coach (Cheryl Reeve) at the helm and without legends Sue Bird (retired) and Diana Taurasi (injured), is “Team USA” flew over the competition.

He finished the competition with best offense (92.5 points per game average), best defense (55 points) and won his eight games by an average of 40 points difference.

China, who won their first international medal since silver at the 1994 World Cup, are the side that have put up the best.

Beaten with 14 points in pools, the Chinese held pivot Li Yueru (19 pts) on Saturday in the first half with at least 10 points behind thanks to a three-pointer on winger Jin Weina’s half-time buzzer.

Despite the unconditional support of the overwhelming majority of some 15,000 spectators at the Superdome in Sydney, home to a large Chinese community, they were then gradually distanced from A’ja Wilson’s (19pts) class.

The Home Secretary, arguably the best player in the world, competition MVP after being herald of the WNBA season, was well supported by her captain Breanna Stewart (9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists).

For example, it was she who fired an arrow behind the bow in the second quarter to give her team some breathing room (33:26) while the Chinese was back by four lengths.

And when Alyssa Thomas was well muzzled, the Americans could count on the contribution of bottom-performing Chelsea Gray (10 pts, 8 assists) and backup leader Kelsey Plum (17 pts).

Your reign doesn’t seem ready to stop.

Reference: www.guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr

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