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U.S. Women’s Basketball Team Crushes Spain, Takes Sixth Straight Olympic Gold Medal

United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women’s basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio)
United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women’s basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio)

United States center Brittney Griner high fives teammates after a play during the second half of a women’s basketball game against Senegal at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The United States defeated Senegal 121-56. (Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — The U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team crushed Spain 101-72 to win the gold medal basketball game in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Americans have now won six straight gold medals in Olympic women’s basketball and 49 consecutive Olympic tournament games.

Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen each score 17 points, while three other teammates scored in double figures.

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