Durant guides US to 4th consecutive Olympic gold against France

Saitama, Japan, Aug 7 (EFE).- Kevin Durant led the US to their fourth consecutive gold medal and the 16th in their history as they defeated France 82-87 on Saturday to win the men’s basketball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Kevin Durant put on a stellar performance as he bagged 29 points, six rebounds and three assists to win his third Olympic gold medal in as many Games.

France, who could not repeat their preliminary round 83–76 win over the US team, had to settle for the third silver medal in their history. France also lost to the US at the London 1948 Games and in Sydney in 2000.

“France is a good team. They don’t quit,” Durant said afterwards. “They play hard every minute they’re on the floor. A big team.”

“So it presented a nice challenge for us, but we wanted them again (…) We were able to finish this game off. Everybody, they sacrificed from day one, put the team first, and we were able to come out here and get the gold.” EFE


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