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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS Canada – 1st Half


Women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games consisted of one round-robin group….including Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, United States and Yugoslavia…..as the first two places in the preliminary group compete for the gold medal….while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze. The remaining teams’ group ranking determines their positions in the final standings. With the withdrawal of the Soviet Union’s women’s team….a new Olympic champion was to be crowned in Los Angeles. The host nation’s team went through the first round undefeated and won their first gold medal in women’s basketball history against South Korea….one of the teams invited to replace the Soviet Union and Hungary.  China, the other Asian representative, earned a bronze medal by defeating Canada. Yugoslavia’s team couldn’t repeat their bronze medal performance from the previous tournament and finished at the bottom of the rankings.

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