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US & Australia in women's final

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Video - USA to meet China in women's final

The United States will bid to win their fourth straight women's basketball gold after beating Russia 67-52 to set up a final clash against Australia.

Diana Taurasi was their most potent player, scoring 21 points.

Australia, who won silver in 2000 and 2004, beat China 90-56 with Lauren Jackson scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Belinda Snell adding 16.

Australia have lost to the Americans in the past two women's basketball finals at the Olympic Games.

see also
US defeat world champions Spain
16 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Revenge for US in rout of Greece
14 Aug 08 |  Basketball
James leads US to basketball win
12 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Star-studded US overwhelm China
10 Aug 08 |  Basketball
Yao Ming to carry flag for China
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
GB absent from Beijing basketball
30 Nov 07 |  Basketball

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