LONDON – The U.S. women’s basketball team beat France by 36 points to win the gold medal on Saturday night.
And when the game was over the French players celebrated.
They jumped in the air. They hugged. They kissed each other's cheeks. They danced near the center of the court. Then they moved toward their bench where they hugged and kissed and danced some more.
On the other side of the North Greenwich Arena court, the American women shook each other’s hands. They gave a couple of hugs. They clapped. But mostly they sat waiting for a medal ceremony that has become a routine.
Not the French. No team may have enjoyed a 36-point trampling more. The players held hands and formed a long line facing the stands. They shouted. They whooped. They waved. Some even cried.
Which says everything you need to know about how much better the American team is than anyone else in the world. It has now won fiveRead More »from U.S. women dominate gold-medal basketball game – giving France reason to dance