Olympic Facts – Women’s Basketball Festival

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Montreal 1976

Montreal (Quebec, Canada), one of the most beautiful and modern venues in the Western world, hosted the First Women’s Basketball Olympic Tournament in 1976. Six countries compete for gold medals, including Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Japan. The international conference was won by the national women’s team of the Soviet Union (modern-day Russia). Just a year earlier, the Soviet team had first reached the VII World Cup in Cali, Colombia (South America) by beating Japan in a gold medal. This time, on July 23, 1976, the United States took second place in the arena after losing to the USSR (led by its foreign star Uljana Semjonova) 112-77, which won the XXIII Olympiad by winning the First World Cup. FIBA Basketball Basketball Basketball Hamilton (Ontario, Canada). Silver medalists are Lusia Harris, Cindy Brogdon, Susan Rojcewicz, Ann Meyers, Julienne Simpson, Patricia Head, Mary Anne O’Connor, Patricia Roberts, Gail Marquis, Nancy Lieberman, Charlotte Lewis and Nancy Dunkle. The American team began its pre-Olympic preparations after winning the VI Pan American Cup in Mexico City in October 1975.

Moscow in 1980

Under Semjonova’s leadership, the USSR, the host country, won the Olympic Summit in Moscow in 1980, followed by Bulgaria (silver), Yugoslavia (bronze), Hungary (4), Cuba (5th), and Italy (6). ). It was the second success of the USSR Olympics (also called the Soviet Union during the Cold War). On the other hand, Latvian giant Uljana Semjonova was the best basketball player in Moscow ’80’s. In the years that followed, the 7-foot-1, 284-pound Semjonova was promoted to the Spanish Football Hall (Maryland), the first female USSR women’s team to achieve that.

Los Angeles 1984

For the first time, an American women’s basketball team won the Olympic Championship in Southern California. The People’s Republic of China collected a silver medal. The bronze medal went to the Republic of Korea; Eastern European teams did not participate in the 1984 Olympics because of the Moscow protests. On the way to the Los Angeles Games, the American team – consisting of outstanding women such as Janice Lawrence, Cheryl Miller, and Lynette Woodard – won the IX Pan American Sports Games in Venezuela on August 1983. Venezuela, America won Cuba 100 82 (43-38) to win Pan’s gold medal American. A few weeks ago, they were close to winning the FIBA ​​World Cup on Brazilian soil.

Seoul 1988

On October 29, 1988, in the Korean capital Seoul, the US women’s team took gold at the Olympic Games, after finishing for the first time during the 1984 Games in Los Angeles (California). In the end, they defeated Yugoslavia 77-70 (42-36). However, the “most interesting game” is when America, led by its All-Star player Teresa Edwards, beat the Soviet Union 102-88 (50-39) on October 27 (semis). The Olympic winners and the following world-class athletes: Suzanne McConnell, Cynthia Cooper, Jennifer Gillom, Katrina McClaim, Andrea Lloyd, Victoria Bullett, Bridgette Gordon, Teresa Weatherspoon, Anne Donovan, Cynthia Brown, and Mary Ethridge . Two years ago, in 1986, they had won a world championship in the Russian capital Moscow. In the latter half of the 20th century, Edward of America made history when he won four golds at the Summer Games from the 1980s to 2000s: Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. Ljana Semjonova (Latvia), Hortencia Fatima Marcari ( of Brazil) and Edwards were considered the best athletes in Olympic history.

Atlanta Games 1996

A miracle happened in Atlanta 1996! In addition to the bloody civil war, in which more than four million people were killed (and thousands of girls were raped), the African Republic of Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo / DRC) is surprisingly qualified as one of the twelve teams in the world to host the 26th American Olympic Games. for example in several countries in the Third World, from Peru and the Philippines to India and Brunei Darussalam. Without a doubt, it was the “most memorable moment in the history of Zairean sports.” After receiving support from Dikembe Mutumbo, an Congolese-born American actor, the African team traveled to Atlanta. From an Olympic point of view, the Zairean team should be admitted to the Netball Hall.

Athens in 2004

The 2004 Olympic Games won in the United States of America followed by Australia (silver medal), Russia (bronze), Brazil (4th), Czech Republic (5th), Spain (6th), Greece (7th), New Zealand (8th), People’s Republic of China (9th), Japan (10th place), Nigeria (11th) and South Korea (12th). At the Greek capital Athens, the United States won its third gold medal in a row – the most successful Olympic basketball event by a women’s team. Surprisingly, Nigerian basketball player, Hon. Udoka, was the top two scorer with 21.7 points.

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