US takes 16th Olympic men's basketball gold, rain threatens baseball
TOKYO :The United States won their 16th Olympic gold medal in men's basketball on Saturday (Aug 7), while the men's baseball team were hoping to bring home gold to the sport's birthplace in the final against hosts Japan.
Nelly Korda maintained a family sporting dynasty to take the women's golf gold for Team USA, while New Zealand's most-decorated Olympian Lisa Carrington had to settle for fourth in the women's kayak four 500m.
A flurry of boxing finals on the second-to-last day of the Tokyo Games featured unheralded Brazilian Hebert Sousa taking the middleweight gold with a stunning third-round knockout.
At the Saitama Super Arena north of Tokyo, the US won its fourth straight basketball gold, beating France 87-82 after losing two straight exhibition games in July and suffering a shock defeat to the eventual silver medallists in the preliminary round.
C. (2021, August 7). US takes 16th Olympic men’s basketball gold, rain threatens baseball. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/sport/us-takes-16th-olympic-mens-basketball-gold-rain-threatens-baseball-2098796