The basketball players of the US national team won the 16th in the history of the country and the fourth consecutive Olympic gold medals, beating the French team in the final of the tournament at the Tokyo Games.
The meeting, which took place on Saturday, ended with a score of 87:82 (22:18, 22:21, 27:24, 16:19) in favor of the Americans. Among the winners, the most productive on the floor was Kevin Durant, who has already become a 3-time Olympic champion. He scored 29 points. Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert scored 16 points each for the French.
The last time the US team lost in the semifinals of the Olympic Games was in 2004, winning bronze in Athens. The French national team won the Olympic silver medal for the third time in its history. The last time the French played in the final of the Olympic Games was in 2000 in Sydney, where they also lost to the US team.