26 July 2021 | Formulated by Marca Claro
US women’s basketball team She’s ready for her debut in this Tokyo Olympics 2020 it’s a July 27 sharp 1:40 pm Japan, 11:40 pm the day before Mexico, against the Nigerian team, The current number is 15 in the world. This first match marks the second meeting between these two teams in less than a month, as they played in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
During the preparation match, The Americans beat the Africans 93-62 And with the great performance of the current WNBA Finals Judge Brenna Stewart MVP And the young star of Sophia Washington, Ariel Atkins.
Although the road, at least in preparation for this Olympic fair, it was not easier, Because of two losses, one against the team WNBA Stars and another against the second best team in the world, Australia , The arrival of North Americans with Encouragement and motivation to heaven, especially after being crowned world champion in 2018.
Team USA begins its Olympic journey with veteran Sue Bird, Who was the co-bearer of the American delegation during the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 and Diana Taurasi Who was unable to play any preparatory match due to an injury that led to its continuation Off the field since 3 July last. In the same way, we must take into account the team’s new young talent, as it is Ariel Atkins and Aja Wilson from Las Vegas ICE. The simple fact of mentioning these names already commands respect in front of the other teams in the tournament and we can’t forget that he is inside this team as well. Breanna Stewart, current WNBA Finals player of the year, Which makes North America more preferred To win the gold medal on August 7.
Dealing with the road to elimination may not seem so difficult, They will face teams such as Japan and France on July 30 and August 2, respectively. Japanese women are currently in He took 10th place in the world ranking, while the French took 5th place.
The exclusion phase is the case that could complicate a bit more for North America, Where they can face selections like Australia and Spain, ranked second and third in the world, respectively. Australians already know what victory is against them United State, The same thing they got during the preparatory round for this summer fair, Without the presence of some of her best players, Lise Campagwho recently announced his resignation from Tokyo 2020 mental health.
“It is no secret that in the past I’ve struggled with my mental health and lately I’ve been worried about what it would be like to face the “bubble” Olympics. Frankly, I find it intimidating. For the past month, I’ve had panic attacks, and haven’t slept or eatenThe Australian posted on her social networks.
Over the years, the women’s team has attended a total of 10 Olympic Games, Except for Moscow 1980 thanks to the boycott. Through these ten manifestations He won the silver in Montreal 1976 and the bronze in Barcelona 1992. It was in all the others Gold winner. In case of success again, It would mean seventh in a row.
Hopefully, the women’s team’s path will not be as complicated as the men’s team, Get a disastrous first appearance in this The Olympics against the French team with a score of 83-76, thus marking the country’s first defeat in an Olympic tournament after 25 matches. To this painful performance, we must add that during the preparation season They lost to the Australian and Nigerian teams, Demonstrate the great difficulties the team faces Ordered by Greg Popovich to appear candid.