Olympics – 2020 ( Japan – Tokyo ) – Basketball – Women

Background

This Olympics is really showing a lot as to the competitive nature of women’s sports.

 

Competition

Group Play

  1. USA Versus France
    • USA takes down France, ends group play on high with 52nd straight win | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • The United States women’s basketball team finished off group play on a high note when they took down France 93-82 to remain unbeaten in 52 straight Olympic games.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-2nd
          Date Added:- 2021-August-4th
          Link

Quarter-Finals

  1. France Versus Spain
    • Late free throws push France past Spain in a tense women’s quarterfinal | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • Marine Johannes led all scorers with 18 and Gabby Williams sunk the go-ahead free throws with less than two minutes to go as the French held off Spain to set up a women’s basketball semifinal date with Japan
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-4th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-4th
          Link
  2. Japan Versus Belgium
    • Machida Rui’s DAGGER 3 topples Belgium, sends Japan to semis | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-4th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-4th
          Link
  3. USA Versus Australia
    • USA drubs Australia, advances to women’s basketball semifinal | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • The U.S. women trounced Australia in their quarterfinal tilt to once again advance to the basketball semifinals.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-4th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-4th
          Link
  4. Serbia Versus China
    • Serbia fights off China, earns trip to women’s basketball semifinals | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • Serbia and China took it down to the wire, but the Serbians earned the victory to earn a trip to the women’s basketball semifinals.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-4th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-4th
          Link

Semi-Finals

  1. USA Versus Serbia
    • USA beats Serbia, earns trip to seventh consecutive gold medal game | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • The U.S. women’s basketball team is headed to its seventh consecutive Olympic gold medal game after beating Serbia 79-59 in the semifinals.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-6th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-6th
          Link
  2. Japan Versus France
    • Japan keeps Cinderella run going with semifinal blowout of France | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • Akaho Himawari poured in 17 and Japan shot 50 percent from 3 to rout France, 87-71, and set up a David vs. Goliath showdown with the U.S. in the women’s basketball final.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-6th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-6th
          Link

Medal Round

  1. France Versus Serbia
    • France pulls away from Serbia to win women’s basketball bronze | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports
      • Profile
        • France defeated Serbia by a score of 91-76 to win the bronze medal in women’s basketball at the Tokyo Olympics
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-7th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-7th
          Link
  2. USA Versus Japan
    • Profile
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- NBC Sports
          Date Published:- 2021-August-7th
          Date Added:- 2021-August-7th

 

Matches

Semi-Finals

  1. USA Versus Serbia
  2. France Versus Japan

 

Athletes

Athletes – Write Up

French

Gabby Williams

  1. Full Name:- Gabrielle Lisa Williams ( Gabby Williams )
  2. She is the daughter of Matthew and Therese Williams
  3. Vital Statistics
    • 5 ft 11 in
  4. Basketball
    • Position:- Foward ( F )
  5. Teams – College
    • University of Connecticut ( UCONN )
      • Played four years at UConn
      • 148 wins and 3 losses
      • Four Final Four appearances and back-to-back National Championships in 2015 and 2016
  6. Teams – Professional
    • Stateside
      • Chicago Sky
        • 2018 thru 2021
      • Los Angeles Sparks
        • 2021
    • Overseas
      • Italy
        • Dike Basket Napoli of the Italian First Division
        • Years Active:- 2018
      • Spain
        • Spar CityLift Girona
          • Years Active:- 2019
        • Championships
          • Won:- 2018–19 Spanish First Division
  7. Teams – National – French National Team
  8. Other Sports
    • High Jump
      • Qualified as an alternate for the 2012 London Olympics.

Endéné Miyem

  1. Full Name:- Nwal-Endéné “Endy“ Miyem
  2. Vital Statistics
    • 6 ft 3 in
  3. Basketball
    • Position:- Power Foward ( PF )
  4. Teams – Professional
    • PF Schio
      • 2016 thru 2018
    • Minnesota Lynx
      • 2018, Signed
  5. Teams – National – French National Team
    • Started playing for French National Team in 2008
    • 70 matches under her belt
    • Medals
      • 2012 Summer Olympics
        • Silver Medal
  6. Community Investment
    • Miyem also supports hip-hop group Eklectik in their “Face Cancer” initiative
    • Face Cancer is aimed at raising awareness of cancer through music.

 

Endéné Miyem

  1. Full Name:- Sandrine Gruda
  2. Daughter of Ulysee Gruda
  3. Ulysee Gruda
    • Played for France
    • Grew up in Martinique
  4. Vital Statistics
    • 6 ft 4 in
  5. Basketball
    • Position:- Center ( C )
  6. Teams – Professional
    • USA
      • Connecticut Sun
        • 2008 thru ???
      • Los Angeles Sparks
        • 2014 Signed
    • Russia
      • UMMC Ekaterinburg
        • 2007 to 2016
    • Turkey
      • Fenerbahçe Istanbul
        • 2016
  7. Teams – National – French National Team
    • Started playing for French National Team in 2008
    • 70 matches under her belt
    • Medals
      • 2012 Summer Olympics
        • Silver Medal
      • 2020 Summer Olympics
        • Bronze Medal

Japan

Himawari Akaho

Yuki Miyazawa

Monica Okoye

Evelyn Mawuli

 

Athletes – Portraits

French

Gabby Williams

Endéné Miyem

Sandrine Gruda

Japan

Himawari Akaho

Yuki Miyazawa

Monica Okoye

 

Evelyn Mawuli

Referenced Work

  1. French
    • Gabby Williams
    • Endéné Miyem
    • Endéné Miyem
    • Sandrine Gruda
    • Edwige Lawson
  2. Japan
    • Team
      • Japan women’s national basketball team
        Link
    • Individuals
      • Himawari Akaho
      • Yuki Miyazawa
      • Monica Okoye

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