Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Tournament details
Host nation United Kingdom
Dates July 28 – August 11
Teams 12 (from 5 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (7th title)
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Brazil de Souza
United Kingdom Leedham (16.2)
 United States (90.6)
Rebounds Brazil dos Santos (9.0)  United States (50.5)
Assists China Miao (6.5)  United States (23.1)
Basketball at the
2012 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The women's tournament in basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games in London began on 28 July and ended on 11 August. All preliminary and quarterfinal games were held at the Basketball Arena within the Olympic Park, and the semifinal and the medal games were held at the North Greenwich Arena (renamed from The O2 Arena due to the no commercialization policy).

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification[1] Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host nation 6 July 2005 1  Great Britain
2010 FIBA World Championship 23 September – 3 October 2010  Czech Republic 1  United States
2011 FIBA Europe Championship 18 June – 3 July 2011  Poland 1  Russia
2011 FIBA Asia Championship 21–28 August 2011  Japan[2] 1  China
2011 FIBA Oceania Championship 7–11 September 2011  Australia 1  Australia
2011 FIBA Americas Championship 24 September – 1 October 2011  Colombia[3] 1  Brazil
2011 FIBA Africa Championship 23 September – 2 October 2011  Mali 1  Angola
2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 25 June – 1 July 2012  Turkey 5  Turkey
 Croatia
 Czech Republic
 France
 Canada
Total 12

Squads[edit]

Competition format[edit]

Twelve qualified nations were drawn into two groups, each consisting of six teams. Each game result merits a corresponding point:

Result Points
Win 2
Loss 1
Loss via default* 1
Loss via forfeiture** 0

*The team has less than two players available to play on the court.
**A team cannot present five players at the start of the game, or its actions prevent play from being resumed.

In case teams are tied on points, the tiebreaking criteria are, in order of first application:[4]

  1. Results of the games involving the tied teams (head-to-head records)
  2. Goal average of the games involving the tied teams
  3. Goal average of all of the games played
  4. Points scored
  5. Drawing of lots

The teams with the four best records qualified for the knockout stage, which was a single-elimination tournament. The semifinal winners contested for the gold medal, while the losers played for the bronze medal.

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1).

Group A[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 5 5 0 462 279 +183 10
 Turkey 5 4 1 343 316 +27 9
 China 5 3 2 346 363 −17 8
 Czech Republic 5 2 3 346 332 +14 7
 Croatia 5 1 4 324 379 −55 6
 Angola 5 0 5 243 395 −152 5
28 July 2012
09:00
v
China  66–57  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 16–13, 15–15, 15–13
Pts: Ma Zengyu 16
Rebs: Chen Nan 8
Asts: Miao Lijie 8
Pts: Vítečková 14
Rebs: Horáková 9
Asts: three players 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Vazquez (PUR), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS), Carole Delaune (FRA)
28 July 2012
14:30
v
Turkey  72–50  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 21–8, 14–17, 23–14, 14–11
Pts: Palazoğlu 13
Rebs: Çağlar 7
Asts: Vardarlı 5
Pts: Mauricio 11
Rebs: Tomas, Manuel 5
Asts: Camufal 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS), Vitalis Gode (KEN), Fernando Sampietro (ARG)
28 July 2012
16:45
v
United States  81–56  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 11–4, 20–24, 22–19, 28–9
Pts: Charles 14
Rebs: Parker 13
Asts: Bird 5
Pts: Ivezić 22
Rebs: Ivanković 7
Asts: Lelas 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Snehal Bendke (IND)

30 July 2012
09:00
v
Croatia  58–83  China
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 10–15, 14–25, 13–19
Pts: Mandir 22
Rebs: Ivezić 6
Asts: Jelavić, Lelas 4
Pts: Chen Nan 28
Rebs: Chen Nan 10
Asts: Miao Lijie 10
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Elena Chernova (RUS), Felicia Grinter (USA)
30 July 2012
11:15
v
Czech Republic  57–61  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 8–13, 13–20, 18–12, 18–16
Pts: Veselá 19
Rebs: three players 6
Asts: Bartoňová, Elhotová 4
Pts: three players 11
Rebs: Yılmaz 13
Asts: Vardarlı 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Samir Abaakil (MAR)
30 July 2012
22:15
v
Angola  38–90  United States
Scoring by quarter: 12–22, 6–19, 11–28, 9–21
Pts: Guadalupe 11
Rebs: Mauricio, Manuel 6
Asts: Manuel 2
Pts: Parker 14
Rebs: Parker 12
Asts: Bird 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Carole Delauné (FRA), Marcos Benito (BRA), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

1 August 2012
11:15
v
China  76–52  Angola
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 18–18, 24–6, 19–15
Pts: Ma Zengyu 15
Rebs: Gao Song 9
Asts: Miao Lijie 5
Pts: Guadalupe 12
Rebs: Tomas 9
Asts: three players 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Samir Abaakil (MAR), Shenal Bendke (IND)
1 August 2012
20:00
v
Croatia  70–89  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 20–23, 21–12, 10–32
Pts: Mandir 20
Rebs: Mandir 6
Asts: Mandir 3
Pts: Elhotová 20
Rebs: Horáková 10
Asts: Veselá 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Carole Delauné (FRA)
1 August 2012
22:15
v
United States  89–58  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 19–16, 22–10, 22–21, 26–11
Pts: McCoughtry 18
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: Bird 4
Pts: Vardarlı, Hollingsworth 11
Rebs: Hollingsworth 8
Asts: Vardarlı, Alben 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Peng Ling (CHN)

3 August 2012
09:00
v
Angola  56–75  Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 18–24, 14–17, 11–18, 13–16
Pts: Tomas 15
Rebs: Mauricio, Tomas 8
Asts: Mauricio 4
Pts: Lelas 23
Rebs: Ivanković 7
Asts: Mandir 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Peng Ling (CHN)
3 August 2012
16:45
v
Turkey  82–55  China
Scoring by quarter: 26–13, 13–14, 20–16, 23–12
Pts: Yılmaz 16
Rebs: Hollingsworth 11
Asts: Alben 5
Pts: Ma Zengyu 7
Rebs: Ma Zengyu, Chen Nan 8
Asts: Miao Lijie 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Felicia Grinter (USA), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)
3 August 2012
22:15
v
Czech Republic  61–88  United States
Scoring by quarter: 26–24, 12–24, 9–22, 14–18
Pts: Zrůstová 15
Rebs: Pecková 6
Asts: Bartoňová 3
Pts: Taurasi 18
Rebs: Charles 14
Asts: Bird 9
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS), Marcos Benito (BRA), Vitalis Gode (KEN)

5 August 2012
11:15
v
Angola  47–82  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 7–17, 10–18, 12–24
Pts: Mauricio 18
Rebs: Manuel 12
Asts: Eusébio, Guadalupe 2
Pts: Zrůstová 20
Rebs: Horáková 9
Asts: Elhotová 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
5 August 2012
16:45
v
China  66–114  United States
Scoring by quarter: 28–31, 8–30, 12–33, 18–20
Pts: Song Xiaoyun 15
Rebs: four players 3
Asts: Miao Lijie 8
Pts: Taurasi 22
Rebs: Moore 7
Asts: Catchings 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Borys Ryschyk (UKR), Carole Delauné (FRA)
5 August 2012
20:00
v
Croatia  65–70  Turkey
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 7–15, 13–25, 21–12
Pts: Lelas 14
Rebs: Lelas, Mandir 6
Asts: Lelas 5
Pts: Hollingsworth 14
Rebs: Yılmaz 9
Asts: Tunçluer, Vardarlı 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Marcos Benito (BRA), Elena Chernova (RUS)

Group B[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 France 5 5 0 356 319 +37 10
 Australia 5 4 1 353 322 +31 9
 Russia 5 3 2 314 308 +6 8
 Canada 5 2 3 328 332 −4 7
 Brazil 5 1 4 329 354 −25 6
 Great Britain 5 0 5 327 372 −45 5
28 July 2012
11:15
v
Canada  53–58  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 13–9, 13–13, 10–21
Pts: Smith 20
Rebs: T. Tatham 5
Asts: Thorburn 6
Pts: Hammon 14
Rebs: Osipova 12
Asts: Danilochkina 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Recep Ankaralı (TUR), Peng Ling (CHN), Samir Abaakil (MAR)
28 July 2012
20:00
v
Brazil  58–73  France
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 14–18, 15–18, 9–21
Pts: de Souza 17
Rebs: Santos 12
Asts: Pinto 5
Pts: Dumerc 23
Rebs: Miyem 7
Asts: Dumerc 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (GER), Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Felicia Grinter (USA)
28 July 2012
22:15
v
Australia  74–58  Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 16–11, 23–15, 18–16, 17–16
Pts: Jackson 18
Rebs: Batkovic 7
Asts: Richards 4
Pts: Vanderwal, Leedham 11
Rebs: Page 7
Asts: Stafford, Leedham 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Carrion (PUR), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Borys Ryschyk (UKR)

30 July 2012
14:30
v
France  74–70 OT  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–14, 17–13, 24–24, 13–14OT: 9–5
Pts: Gomis 22
Rebs: Yacoubou 7
Asts: Beikes, Dumerc 2
Pts: Batkovic 17
Rebs: Batkovic 10
Asts: O'Hea 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: William Kennedy (USA), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Peng Ling (CHN)
30 July 2012
16:45
v
Russia  69–59  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 12–8, 18–17, 20–16
Pts: Belyakova 14
Rebs: Grishaeva 8
Asts: three players 3
Pts: de Souza 15
Rebs: de Souza 18
Asts: Costa 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Snehal Bendke (IND)
30 July 2012
20:00
v
Great Britain  65–73  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 17–17, 21–19, 12–18
Pts: Stafford, Leedham 15
Rebs: Fagbenle 6
Asts: Collins 4
Pts: Thorburn 18
Rebs: Pilypaitis, T. Tatham 5
Asts: Gabriele 7
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Saša Pukl (SLO), Vitalis Gode (KEN)

1 August 2012
09:00
v
Canada  60–64  France
Scoring by quarter: 12–13, 13–15, 15–14, 20–22
Pts: Thorburn 17
Rebs: Achonwa 8
Asts: Thorburn 3
Pts: Gomis 16
Rebs: Gruda 6
Asts: three players 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Pablo Estévez (ARG), Shoko Suguro (JPN)
1 August 2012
14:30
v
Australia  67–61  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 15–10, 16–8, 20–22, 16–21
Pts: Jackson 18
Rebs: Cambage 10
Asts: Harrower 5
Pts: Costa 22
Rebs: Dantas do Amaral 10
Asts: Costa 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Recep Ankarali (TUR), Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
1 August 2012
16:45
v
Great Britain  61–67  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 14–16, 13–23, 18–13, 16–15
Pts: Stafford 18
Rebs: Page 7
Asts: Collins, Leedham 3
Pts: Belyakova 12
Rebs: Osipova 9
Asts: Hammon 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Felicia Grinter (USA), Rabah Noujaim (LIB), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

3 August 2012
11:15
v
Russia  66–70  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 15–11, 18–22, 18–16
Pts: Osipova 15
Rebs: Osipova 9
Asts: Danilochkina 4
Pts: Cambage 17
Rebs: Cambage 10
Asts: O'Hea, Harrower 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Fernando Sampietro (ARG), Robert Lottermoser (GER)
3 August 2012
14:30
v
Brazil  73–79  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 8–18, 17–21, 28–16, 20–24
Pts: de Souza 22
Rebs: Rodrigues 4
Asts: de Souza 12
Pts: Pilypaitis, Smith 14
Rebs: Thorburn 8
Asts: Smith 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: José Carrion (PUR), Borys Ryschyk (UKR), Carole Delauné (FRA)
3 August 2012
20:00
v
France  80–77 OT  Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 10–13, 17–10, 20–21, 20–23OT: 13–10
Pts: Gruda, Lawson-Wade 16
Rebs: Godin 8
Asts: Godin 4
Pts: Leedham 29
Rebs: Page, Leedham 8
Asts: Page 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Snehal Bendke (IND)

5 August 2012
09:00
v
France  65–54  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 10–15, 15–6, 30–13, 10–20
Pts: Dumerc 12
Rebs: Yacoubou, Beikes 7
Asts: Dumerc 3
Pts: Belyakova 14
Rebs: Hammon, Osipova 5
Asts: Danilochkina, Osipova 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Pablo Estévez (ARG), Saša Pukl (SLO), Shoko Sugruro (JPN)
5 August 2012
14:30
v
Canada  63–72  Australia
Scoring by quarter: 10–24, 12–11, 20–12, 21–25
Pts: Smith 17
Rebs: Murphy 5
Asts: Thorburn 5
Pts: Snell 12
Rebs: Jackson 9
Asts: Screen, Harrower 4
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Felicia Grinter (USA), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Snehal Bendke (IND)
5 August 2012
22:15
v
Great Britain  66–78  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 17–20, 17–25, 13–14
Pts: Stafford 15
Rebs: Stafford 10
Asts: Stafford 4
Pts: Santos 16
Rebs: Santos 13
Asts: Pinto 12
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), William Kennedy (USA), Peng Ling (CHN)

Knockout round[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
                           
  A1   United States 91  
B4   Canada 48  
  A1   United States 86  
  B2   Australia 73  
B2   Australia 75
  A3   China 60  
    A1   United States 86
  B1   France 50
  B1   France 71  
A4   Czech Republic 68  
  B1   France 81 Bronze medal match
  B3   Russia 64  
A2   Turkey 63 B2   Australia 83
  B3   Russia 66   B3   Russia 74

Quarter-finals[edit]

7 August 2012
14:00
v
United States  91–48  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 19–8, 23–13, 26–10, 23–17
Pts: Taurasi 15
Rebs: Moore, Parker 7
Asts: Bird 5
Pts: Smith 13
Rebs: Phillips 8
Asts: Phillips 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Shoko Sugruro (JPN), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
7 August 2012
16:15
v
Australia  75–60  China
Scoring by quarter: 22–16, 13–20, 20–16, 20–8
Pts: Cambage 17
Rebs: Batkovic 9
Asts: Richards 7
Pts: Ma Zengyu 15
Rebs: Chen Nan 7
Asts: Gao Song 3
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Elena Chernova (RUS), Carole Delauné (FRA)
7 August 2012
20:00
v
Turkey  63–66  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 12–11, 23–17, 12–15
Pts: Hollingsworth 22
Rebs: Alben 6
Asts: Vardarlı 6
Pts: Hammon 19
Rebs: Petrakova 7
Asts: Hammon 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: José Carrion (PUR), William Kennedy (USA), Peng Ling (CHN)
7 August 2012
22:15
v
France  71–68  Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 12–16, 13–23, 30–17
Pts: Dumerc 23
Rebs: Gruda 7
Asts: Dumerc 6
Pts: Vítečková 17
Rebs: Horáková 7
Asts: Horáková 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Marcos Benito (BRA), Felicia Grinter (USA), Rabah Noujaim (LIB)

Semi-finals[edit]

9 August 2012
17:00
v
Australia  73–86  United States
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 25–23, 12–22, 14–21
Pts: Cambage 19
Rebs: Jackson 17
Asts: Jarry 5
Pts: Taurasi, Charles 14
Rebs: Charles 10
Asts: Charles 4
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Borys Ryschyk (UKR), Snehal Bendke (IND)
9 August 2012
21:00
v
Russia  64–81  France
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 16–14, 20–21, 13–22
Pts: Danilochkina, Hammon 13
Rebs: Vieru 8
Asts: Hammon 5
Pts: Lawson-Wade 18
Rebs: Gruda 8
Asts: Lawson-Wade 5
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Stephen Seibel (CAN)

Bronze medal match[edit]

11 August 2012
17:00
v
3rd Australia  83–74  Russia
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 21–14, 19–13, 26–31
Pts: Jackson 25
Rebs: Jackson 11
Asts: O'Hea 5
Pts: Hammon 19
Rebs: Vodopyanova 8
Asts: Hammon 4
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Felicia Grinter (USA), Shoko Sugruro (JPN)

Gold medal match[edit]

11 August 2012
21:00
v
1st United States  86–50  France 2nd
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 17–10, 26–12, 23–13
Pts: Parker 21
Rebs: Parker 11
Asts: Taurasi 6
Pts: Gruda, Lawson-Wade 12
Rebs: Ndongue 8
Asts: Dumerc 3
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Fernando Sampietro (ARG), Elena Chernova (RUS), Peng Ling (CHN)

Statistical leaders[edit]

Individual tournament highs[edit]

Team tournament highs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]