The United States women’s basketball team is working to win its seventh gold medal at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Like the men’s team, the women hesitated during their exhibition calendar, dropping out of the Australian and WNBA All-Star teams. Still, Team USA – which competes well to win the Olympic Games in 49 games, starting with the bronze medal game in 1992.
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Team USA Roster
The team is full of experience and skills. One of the six-time Olympians for the first time on the roster, WBA MVP Eja Wilson, and MVP Brenna Stewart of the WBA Finals retained the lead, while Seo Bird and Diana Torsi each played. Are looking for an extraordinary fifth gold medal for the sport.
Here is the full roster (listed with position, WNBA team, number of Olympic bars):
Ariel Atkins, The Guard, Washington Mystic, First Olympics
Seedbird, Guard, Seattle Storm, 5th
Tina Charles, Forward, Washington Mystic, III
Nefisa Cooler, Forward, Minnesota Links, 1
Skyler DeGeneres Smith, Guard, Phoenix Mercury, 1
Sylvia Fowles, Center, Minnesota Links, 4th
Chelsea Gray, Guard, Las Vegas Aces, 1st
Britney Greener, Center, Phoenix Mercury, 2nd
Jewel Lloyd, Guard, Seattle Storm, First
Brianna Steward, Forward, Seattle Storm, Second
Diana Torsi, Guard, Phoenix Mercury, 5th
Eja Wilson, Forward, Las Vegas Aces, 1st
Team USA Coaches
Hall of Fame South Carolina coach Don Staley, who won three gold medals as a player, has been tasked with combining and matching all of these abilities. He is assisted by Minnesota Links head coach Cheryl Rio, former Seattle Hurricane head coach Dan Hughes and Connecticut Sun president Jennifer Reggio
Team USA schedule, opponents
The tournament consists of three groups of four teams. The Americans are in a group with France, Japan and Nigeria. The top two teams from each group, as well as the top two third place teams in the round robin, advanced to the quarterfinals. Australia and Spain are the other teams to keep an eye on.
Tuesday, July 27: USA v Nigeria, 12:40 PM ET, USA Network
Friday, July 30: USA v Japan, 12:40 a.m. ET, USA Network
Monday, August 2: USA v France, 12:40 PM ET, USA Network
Quarter finals: August 3 and 4
Semi-finals: August 6
Bronze medal game: August 7, 3 p.m.
Gold Medal Game: August 7, 10:30 p.m.