USA Wins 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

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The United States women basketball team won a record-extending 11th FIBA women’s basketball World Cup title with an 83-61 victory over China in Sydney.

The Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson top-scored for the defending champions with 19 points, while Kelsey Plum added 17.

The US were made to work in the first half but China faded in the third quarter, going 21 points behind.

China launched a final-quarter fightback but the US held on for their fourth successive World Cup title.

The final was played in front of 15,895 fans at Sydney SuperDome – the biggest ever crowd for a women’s basketball match in Australia.

Earlier on Saturday, the host beat Canada 95-65 to take the bronze medal with Australia’s seven-time WNBA all-star Lauren Jackson ending her international career on a high.

The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, is an international basketball tournament for women’s national teams held every four years. It was created by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

 

 

 

 

BBC/Emmanuel Ukoh

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