The USA will seek their seventh successive Olympic women’s basketball gold medal when they take on Japan in the Tokyo Olympics gold medal match at the Saitama Super Arena on Sunday morning.
The Americans have already secured their fourth successive Olympic gold medal in men’s basketball, having beaten France 87-82 on Saturday.
Since women’s basketball was introduced at Montreal 1976, the USA have won eight of the 11 gold medals on offer, including six on the trot since Atlanta 1996.
Meanwhile, hosts Japan will be eyeing their first Olympic medal in women’s basketball.
The two teams were placed in Group B at the Tokyo Olympics, and the USA won their first encounter 86-69, with A'ja Wilson scoring 20 points for the USA and Maki Takada scoring 15 for Japan.
That has been Japan’s only loss so far. They scraped past Belgium 86-85 in the quarter-finals and defeated London 2012 silver medallists France 87-71 in the semi-finals.
The USA have been unbeaten throughout. They beat Australia 79-55 in the quarters and took out Serbia 79-59 in the semis.
Three of the top five scorers before the Tokyo Olympics final are Americans – A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner. The Japanese take positions 7 to 9 with Maki Takada, Yuki Miyazawa and Saki Hayashi.
Tokyo Olympics women’s basketball final schedule and live India match times
All times are Indian Standard Time (IST)
Sunday, August 8
Women’s basketball gold medal match: USA vs Japan – 8:00 AM IST
Where to watch the USA vs Japan Tokyo Olympics women’s basketball final live in India?
The USA vs Japan women’s basketball gold medal match at the Tokyo Olympics will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony Six and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.
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