Olympics-Basketball 3x3-US women defeat ROC to claim first ever gold medal at Games

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TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States women defeated the Russian Olympic Committee team on Wednesday to claim the first ever Olympic gold medal in 3x3 basketball.

The score was 18-15 when the final whistle blew at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021.  Allisha Gray of the United States,  Kelsey Plum of the United States , Stefanie Dolson of the United States and Jacquelyn Young of the United States pose for a picture after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Allisha Gray of the United States, Kelsey Plum of the United States , Stefanie Dolson of the United States and Jacquelyn Young of the United States pose for a picture after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of United States celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of United States celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Allisha Gray of the United States,  Kelsey Plum of the United States , Stefanie Dolson of the United States and Jacquelyn Young of the United States pose for a picture after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Allisha Gray of the United States, Kelsey Plum of the United States , Stefanie Dolson of the United States and Jacquelyn Young of the United States pose for a picture after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of United States celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Players of United States celebrate victory after the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Kelsey Plum of the United States in action during the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Basketball 3x3 - Women - Finals - United States v The Russian Olympic Committee - Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo Japan - July 28, 2021. Kelsey Plum of the United States in action during the match. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

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