Team USA wins gold in men’s basketball for the fourth Olympics in a row

It was the 100th medal won by Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and the country’s 32nd gold.

Kevin Durant of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets led the way for the US, scoring 29 points. It is his third Olympic gold medal, tying him with American Carmelo Anthony for the record in the men’s tournament. The Americans have now won men’s basketball gold in every Olympics since Beijing 2008.

Durant and France's Moustapha Fall go for a rebound.
The US men’s basketball team lost once during these Olympics, against France in the Americans’ first pool game. Team USA didn’t lose again.

Team USA is the most successful nation in men’s Olympic basketball, having clinched a medal in every Olympic basketball tournament it has competed in: 16 golds, one silver and one bronze.

France has now won three Olympic silver medals in men’s basketball, having also lost to the US in the 1948 and 2000 finals.


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