Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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The women's tournament of the basketball at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing, China began on August 9 and ended on August 23, when the United States defeated Australia 92–65 for the gold medal. All games were held at the Wukesong Indoor Stadium.

Qualifying[edit]

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearance FIBA World Ranking[1]
 China Olympics host July 13, 2001 4 (1988, 1992, 1996, 2004) 10
 Australia World champion September 23, 2006 6 (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 2
 South Korea Asian champion June 30, 2007 5 (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004) 7
 New Zealand Oceanian champion September 28, 2007 2 (2000, 2004) 16
 Mali African champion September 30, 2007 0 31
 United States Americas champion June 30, 2007 7 (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 1
 Russia European champion October 7, 2007 3 (1996, 2000, 2004) 3
 Spain Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 2 (1992, 2004) 5
 Czech Republic Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 1 (2004) 9
 Latvia Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 0 26
 Belarus Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 0 30
 Brazil Wildcard qualifier June 15, 2008 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 4

Format[edit]

  • Twelve teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 6 teams each. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–10th by basis of their records.
  • Sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 11th–12th by basis of their records.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The eliminated teams at the quarterfinals are ranked 5th–8th by basis of their preliminary round records
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals dispute the gold medal. The losing teams dispute the bronze.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

All times are local Beijing Time (GMT+8).

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Australia 5 5 0 424 319 +105 10  
 Russia 5 4 1 339 333 +6 9  
 Belarus 5 2 3 324 332 −8 7 1–0
 South Korea 5 2 3 327 360 −33 7 0–1
 Latvia 5 1 4 334 387 −53 6 1–0
 Brazil 5 1 4 337 354 −17 6 0–1
9 August 2008
09:00
v
Belarus  64–83  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 12–19, 16–25 , 22–21, 14–18
Pts: Leuchanka 13, Troina 13
Rebs: Leuchanka 10
Asts: Marchanka 2
Pts: Jackson 18
Rebs: Batkovic 12
Asts: Harrower 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
9 August 2008
16:45
v
South Korea  68–62 OT  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 13–14, 15–15, 14–12, OT: 13–7
Pts: Beon 19, Choi 19
Rebs: Jung 8
Asts: Jung 5
Pts: Santos 13
Rebs: Nascimento 12
Asts: Jacintho 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
9 August 2008
22:15
v
Latvia  57–62  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 7–14, 24–15, 17–12, 9–21
Pts: Jansone 24
Rebs: Tamane 6, Kubliņa 6
Asts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 6
Pts: Shchegoleva 12, Korstin 12
Rebs: Shchegoleva 12
Asts: Rakhmatulina 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)

11 August 2008
14:30
v
South Korea  72–77  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 20–13, 24–21, 13–19
Pts: Choi 13
Rebs: Sin 3
Asts: Jung 6
Pts: Korstin, Shchegoleva 13
Rebs: Osipova 9
Asts: Rakhmatulina 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Petr Sudek (SVK)
11 August 2008
16:45
v
Latvia  57–79  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 15–19, 14–20, 8–19
Pts: Baško 19
Rebs: Jansone, Kubliņa, Tamane 6
Asts: Eglīte 3
Pts: Leuchanka 22
Rebs: Verameyenka 9
Asts: Marchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB)
11 August 2008
22:15
v
Australia  80–65  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 29–14, 21–15, 11–20, 19–16
Pts: Summerton 18
Rebs: Taylor 8
Asts: Harrower 5
Pts: Santos 21
Rebs: Santos 10
Asts: Santos 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

13 August 2008
09:00
v
Belarus  65–71  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 8–15, 13–17, 25–19
Pts: Marchanka 16
Rebs: Leuchanka 12
Asts: Leuchanka 4
Pts: Stepanova 13
Rebs: Abrosimova 10
Asts: Korstin 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
13 August 2008
14:30
v
Brazil  78–79  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 13–17, 23–26, 19–22
Pts: Zakrzeski 16
Rebs: Santos, Zakrzeski 9
Asts: Pinto 4
Pts: Jēkabsone 25
Rebs: Kubliņa 7
Asts: Jēkabsone 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
13 August 2008
20:00
v
Australia  90–62  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 24–19, 26–17, 17–12
Pts: Taylor, Batkovic 18
Rebs: Batkovic 10
Asts: Harrower 5
Pts: Beon 20
Rebs: seven players 2
Asts: Lee 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

15 August 2008
11:15
v
Latvia  73–96  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 20–22, 18–35, 17–20
Pts: Tāre 14
Rebs: Brumermane, Jansone 5
Asts: Tāre 4
Pts: Jackson 30
Rebs: Taylor 11
Asts: Harrower, Taylor 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)
15 August 2008
14:30
v
Russia  74–64  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 14–15, 19–15, 20–8
Pts: Shchegoleva 14
Rebs: Korstin 10
Asts: Korstin 5
Pts: Pinto 21
Rebs: Zakrzeski 5
Asts: Pinto 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)
15 August 2008
22:15
v
South Korea  53–63  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 13–21, 9–17, 16–13
Pts: Lee, Jung 10
Rebs: Lee, Beon 6
Asts: Beon 3
Pts: Snytsina 15
Rebs: Leuchanka 14
Asts: Maarchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

17 August 2008
11:15
v
Australia  75–55  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 10–18, 30–10, 20–8
Pts: Snell, Jackson 16
Rebs: Jackson 14
Asts: Harrower 7
Pts: Hammon 20
Rebs: Abrosimova, Osipova 9
Asts: Karpunina 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)
17 August 2008
14:30
v
South Korea  72–68  Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 22–13, 18–9, 12–24
Pts: Park 17
Rebs: Lee 10
Asts: Lee 4
Pts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 22
Rebs: Tamane 11
Asts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Jose Carreon (PUR)
17 August 2008
16:45
v
Brazil  68–53  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 19–14, 10–12, 19–15
Pts: Santos 14
Rebs: Nascimento 10
Asts: Nascimento 3
Pts: Anufryienka, Levchenko 10
Rebs: Verameyenka 10
Asts: Marchanka 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP)

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 491 276 +215 10
 China 5 4 1 358 346 +12 9
 Spain 5 3 2 357 324 +33 8
 Czech Republic 5 2 3 346 356 −10 7
 New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 −103 6
 Mali 5 0 5 255 402 −147 5
9 August 2008
11:15
v
Mali  72–76  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 15–24, 21–18, 18–16
Pts: Maïga 18
Rebs: Coulibaly 12
Asts: Maïga 3
Pts: Marino 19
Rebs: Harmon 8
Asts: Marino 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN)
9 August 2008
14:30
v
China  67–64  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–15, 19–9, 15–20, 15–20
Pts: Bian 15
Rebs: Bian 12
Asts: Miao 3
Pts: Torrens 18
Rebs: Montanana 7
Asts: Palau 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Jose Carrion (PUR)
9 August 2008
20:00
v
Czech Republic  57–97  United States
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 14–27, 13–26, 13–22
Pts: Veselá 8
Rebs: Veselá 9
Asts: Machová 4
Pts: Pondexter 12
Rebs: Fowles 14
Asts: Lawson 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS)

11 August 2008
09:00
v
New Zealand  62–85  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 7–18, 20–22, 20–20, 15–25
Pts: Harmon 22
Rebs: Wallbutton 6
Asts: Harmon 3
Pts: Sanchez 19
Rebs: Montanana 7
Asts: Aguilar, Sanchez, Torrens 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Abreu Muhimua (MOZ)
11 August 2008
11:15
v
Czech Republic  81–47  Mali
Scoring by quarter: 23–4, 15–18, 18–11, 25–14
Pts: Machová 14
Rebs: Kulichova, Vecerova 7
Asts: Mokrosova 3
Pts: Sissoko 24
Rebs: Sissoko 13
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Scott Butler (AUS)
11 August 2008
20:00
v
China  63–108  United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–33, 16–28, 19–20, 17–27
Pts: Miao 16
Rebs: Bian, Liu, Sui 4
Asts: Miao, Shao 3
Pts: Thompson 27
Rebs: Leslie 10
Asts: Lawson, Pondexter 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

13 August 2008
11:15
v
Spain  74–55  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 13–6, 30–11, 16–17
Pts: Montanana 20
Rebs: Pascua 8
Asts: Palau 5
Pts: Viteckova 12
Rebs: Machová 8
Asts: Machová 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
13 August 2008
16:45
v
China  80–63  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 24–13, 15–17, 15–15
Pts: Chen 26
Rebs: Chen 17
Asts: Miao 6
Pts: Harmon, Marino 14
Rebs: Harmon 8
Asts: Bates 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
13 August 2008
22:15
v
Mali  41–97  United States
Scoring by quarter: 12–24, 16–27, 5–25, 9–21
Pts: Sininta 13
Rebs: Sissoko 7
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Pts: Leslie 16
Rebs: Fowles 6
Asts: Lawson 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Maogong Yang (CHN)

15 August 2008
09:00
v
Czech Republic  90–59  New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 26–12, 18–19, 21–7, 25–21
Pts: Machová 23
Rebs: Vesela 10
Asts: Vesela 5
Pts: Marino 22
Rebs: Wallbutton 10
Asts: Bates 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Chantal Julien (FRA)
15 August 2008
16:45
v
China  69–48  Mali
Scoring by quarter: 17–7, 20–13, 15–15, 17–13
Pts: Miao 25
Rebs: Chen 9
Asts: Sui 5
Pts: Diawara, Sininta 11
Rebs: Sissoko 19
Asts: Diawara, Sininta 1
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
15 August 2008
20:00
v
United States  93–55  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 17–17, 23–10, 31–11
Pts: Thompson 17
Rebs: Leslie 11
Asts: Lawson, Leslie, Parker 2
Pts: Valdemoro 17
Rebs: Nicholls 5
Asts: Martinez 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)

17 August 2008
09:00
v
Mali  47–79  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 5–19, 16–17, 12–22, 13–21
Pts: Sissoko 17
Rebs: Diawara 15
Asts: Diawara, Kanoute 2
Pts: Valdemoro 21
Rebs: Montanana 9
Asts: Montanana, Aguilar, Lima, Martinez 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS)
17 August 2008
20:00
v
China  79–63  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 24–11, 17–14, 24–20, 14–18
Pts: Miao 21
Rebs: Bian 9
Asts: Chen 3
Pts: Hartigova 15
Rebs: Veselá, Vecerova 8
Asts: Veselá, Machová 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN)
17 August 2008
22:15
v
New Zealand  60–96  United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 6–27, 18–25, 18–21
Pts: Marino 17
Rebs: Harmon 7
Asts: Marino 17
Pts: Thompson 15
Rebs: Leslie, Fowles 6
Asts: Taurasi 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)

Knockout round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A2   Russia 84  
B3   Spain 65  
  A2   Russia 52  
  B1   United States 67  
B1   United States 104
  A4   South Korea 60  
    B1   United States 92
  A1   Australia 65
  B2   China 77  
A3   Belarus 62  
  B2   China 56 Bronze medal game
  A1   Australia 90  
A1   Australia 79 A2   Russia 94
  B4   Czech Republic 46   B2   China 81

Quarterfinals[edit]

19 August 2008
14:30
v
China  77–62  Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 19–12, 18–18, 21–19
Pts: Miao 28
Rebs: Song, Chen, Sui 4
Asts: Miao 3
Pts: Troina 15
Rebs: Leuchanka 13
Asts: Padabed, Marchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
19 August 2008
16:45
v
Australia  79–46  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 15–7, 23–10, 17–19
Pts: Jackson 17
Rebs: Jackson 12
Asts: Harrower 4
Pts: Vecerova, Machova 8
Rebs: Kulichova 5
Asts: Machova 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
19 August 2008
20:00
v
United States  104–60  South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 26–9, 26–9, 27–21
Pts: Fowles 26
Rebs: Fowles 14
Asts: Augustus 3
Pts: Kim 14
Rebs: Kim 5
Asts: Park 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (USA)
19 August 2008
22:15
v
Russia  84–65  Spain
Scoring by quarter: 10–21, 22–19, 24–15, 28–10
Pts: Shchegoleva 19
Rebs: Stepanova 10
Asts: Rakhmatulina 4
Pts: Valdemoro 16
Rebs: Pascua 6
Asts: Valdemoro, Palau, Torrens 1
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB)

Semifinals[edit]

21 August 2008
20:00
v
Russia  52–67  United States
Scoring by quarter: 16–13, 16–20, 8–15, 12–19
Pts: Stepanova 14
Rebs: Korstin 8
Asts: Six-way tie 1
Pts: Taurasi 21
Rebs: Fowles 10
Asts: Smith 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
21 August 2008
22:15
v
China  56–90  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–13, 7–21, 21–23, 17–33
Pts: Bian 20
Rebs: Liu, Sui 7
Asts: Bian 2
Pts: Snell 16
Rebs: Batkovic 13
Asts: Harrower, Snell 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Chantal Julien (FRA)

Bronze medal match[edit]

23 August 2008
19:30
v
3rd Russia  94–81  China
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 28–16, 20–18, 22–24
Pts: Hammon 22
Rebs: Stepanova 9
Asts: Karpunina 5
Pts: Chen 26
Rebs: Bian, Sui 6
Asts: Song 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Scott Butler (AUS)

Gold medal match[edit]

23 August 2008
22:00
v
1st United States  92–65  Australia 2nd
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 25–15, 22–24, 23–11
Pts: Lawson 15
Rebs: Leslie 7
Asts: Thompson 4
Pts: Jackson 20
Rebs: Jackson 10
Asts: Grima 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)

The Australians started with a three point field goal from Belinda Snell but the Americans crept back and eventually took the lead. With ankle injuries to both Penny Taylor and Lauren Jackson, the Americans took the initiative and led 34–17. The Americans padded their lead to twenty at the start of the third quarter. The Opals cut the lead to thirteen but that was the closest they've got as the Americans finished the game with a 27-point lead to win the gold medal.[2] It was their fourth consecutive olympic gold medal, having been unbeaten in all of those games.

Final standings[edit]

Rankings are determined by:

  • 1st–4th
    • Results of gold and bronze medal games.
  • 5th–8th:
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Standings in the preliminary round group (i.e. Group A's #3 is ranked higher than Group B's #4.)
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
  • 9th–10th and 11th–12th:
    • 5th placers in the preliminary round groups are classified 9th–10th; 6th placers classified 11th–12th
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Standing GAvg
1st  United States 8 8 0 754 453 +301
2nd  Australia 8 7 1 658 513 +145
3rd  Russia 8 6 2 569 546 +23
4th  China 8 5 3 572 592 −20
5th  Spain 6 3 3 422 408 +14
6th  Belarus 6 2 4 386 409 −23 A-3rd
7th  Czech Republic 6 2 4 392 435 −43 B-4th 0.901
8th  South Korea 6 2 4 387 464 −77 A-4th 0.834
9th  Latvia 5 1 4 334 387 −53 A-5th 0.863
10th  New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 −103 B-5th 0.757
11th  Brazil 5 1 4 337 354 −17 A-6th
12th  Mali 5 0 5 255 402 −147

Statistical leaders[edit]

Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Australia Lauren Jackson 30  Latvia
Rebounds Mali Djenebou Sissoko 19  China
Assists Australia Kristi Harrower
United States Kara Lawson
South Korea Park Jung-Eun
7  Russia
 Mali
 United States
Assists South Korea Lee Mi-Sun
Spain Anna Montañana
Spain Amaya Valdemoro
7  Belarus
 Mali
 Mali
Blocks 10 players 3 ---
Field goal percentage United States Lisa Leslie 100% (7/7)  Mali
3-point field goal percentage Latvia Gunta Basko
Russia Ilona Korstin
100% (2/2)  Australia
 Latvia
Field throw percentage South Korea Choi Youn-Ah
Belarus Yelena Leuchanka
100% (8/8)  Brazil (OT)
 South Korea (non-OT)
Turnovers Belarus Natallia Marchanka 8  South Korea

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]