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U.S. takes gold in Olympic debut of women's 3-on-3 basketball

The Americans won 18-15 over the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee.
Image: 3x3 Basketball Women's Team USA
From left, Jacquelyn Young, Stefanie Dolson, Kelsey Plum, and Allisha Gray of Team United States celebrate victory and winning the gold medal in the 3-on-3 basketball competition at the Tokyo Olympics at Aomi Urban Sports Park on July 28, 2021.Christian Petersen / Getty Images
/ Source: Associated Press

The U.S. team of Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young won the first women’s gold medal in the new Olympic sport of 3-on-3 basketball.

Plum scored all five of her points early to help the Americans take the lead and they held on for an 18-15 win over the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee.

Plum led all scorers in this tournament. She finished with 55 points over the course of the five-day event in which the U.S. played nine games and only lost one.

China beat France 16-14 for the bronze medal and Serbia defeated Belgium 21-10 in the men’s third-place game.