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London Olympics | Women’s basketball


Angel McCoughtry jumps on the back of United States Coach Geno Auriemma after beating France, 86-50, in the women’s gold-medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

 (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Tight defense
France’s Celine Dumerc is trapped by U.S. defenders Tina Charles, left, and Diana Taurasi. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Sue Bird
Sue Bird of the United States is harassed by Marion Laborde of France in the first half. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Candace Parker
French center Emmeline Ndongue, right, challenges U.S. forward Candace Parker during the women’s basketball final. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images)
Angel McCoughtry
France’s Florence Lepron, right, stretches back as Angel McCoughtry of the United States steals the ball. (Charles Krupa / Associated Press)
Gold for U.S.
Team USA’s Candace Parker and teammates wave to fans after receiving gold medals in women’s basketball. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Getting goofy
The United States women’s basketball team has fun posing with their gold medals. (Charles Krupa / Associated Press)
Maya Moore
Maya Moore of the United States gives photographers a close-up look at her gold medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)