Tokyo 2020 women's basketball: Team USA face Japan in gold-medal game

SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Sue Bird #6 of Team United States brings the ball up court against Team Serbia during the second half of a Women's Basketball Semifinals game on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 06, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Sue Bird #6 of Team United States brings the ball up court against Team Serbia during the second half of a Women's Basketball Semifinals game on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 06, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The United States will play for their seventh consecutive gold medal when they face Japan in the final. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the game on 8 August.

What’s happening?

Basketball at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games comes to a close with the final event on the schedule: the women's gold medal game.

Who should I expect to see?

Eight-time Olympic champions, the United States, are favoured to add a seventh consecutive gold medal to their already historic portfolio, though they will still face a challenge in hosts Japan who are vying for a first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women's basketball. The U.S. will be looking to defend their title from Rio 2016 and a possible ninth title overall, while Japan will be hoping to clinch the victory on home court.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

1- United States

2- Spain

3 - Serbia

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Competition schedule (all times JST)

Date and Time: Sun 8 August 11:30 - 14:00

Venue: Saitama Super Arena

United States vs Japan - Women's Gold Medal Game