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Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

QualifyingEdit

Country Qualified as Date of qualification Previous appearance FIBA World Ranking[1]
  China Olympics host July 13, 2001 4 (1988, 1992, 1996, 2004) 10
  Australia World champion September 23, 2006 6 (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004) 2
  South Korea Asian champion June 30, 2007 5 (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004) 7
  New Zealand Oceanian champion September 28, 2007 2 (2000, 2004) 16
  Mali African champion September 30, 2007 0 31
  United States Americas champion June 30, 2007 7 (1976, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 1
  Russia European champion October 7, 2007 3 (1996, 2000, 2004) 3
  Spain Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 2 (1992, 2004) 5
  Czech Republic Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 1 (2004) 9
  Latvia Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 0 26
  Belarus Wildcard qualifier June 13, 2008 0 30
  Brazil Wildcard qualifier June 15, 2008 4 (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004) 4

FormatEdit

  • Twelve teams are split into 2 preliminary round groups of 6 teams each. The top 4 teams from each group qualify for the knockout stage.
  • Fifth-placed teams from each group are ranked 9th–10th by basis of their records.
  • Sixth-placed teams from each group are ranked 11th–12th by basis of their records.
  • In the quarterfinals, the matchups are as follows: A1 vs. B4, A2 vs. B3, A3 vs. B2 and A4 vs. B1.
    • The eliminated teams at the quarterfinals are ranked 5th–8th by basis of their preliminary round records
  • The winning teams from the quarterfinals meet in the semifinals as follows: A1/B4 vs. A3/B2 and A2/B3 vs. A4/B1.
  • The winning teams from the semifinals dispute the gold medal. The losing teams dispute the bronze.

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

All times are local Beijing Time (GMT+8).

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Group AEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Australia 5 5 0 424 319 +105 10  
  Russia 5 4 1 339 333 +6 9  
  Belarus 5 2 3 324 332 −8 7 1–0
  South Korea 5 2 3 327 360 −33 7 0–1
  Latvia 5 1 4 334 387 −53 6 1–0
  Brazil 5 1 4 337 354 −17 6 0–1
9 August 2008
09:00
Belarus   64–83   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 12–19, 16–25 , 22–21, 14–18
Pts: Leuchanka 13, Troina 13
Rebs: Leuchanka 10
Asts: Marchanka 2
Pts: Jackson 18
Rebs: Batkovic 12
Asts: Harrower 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
9 August 2008
16:45
South Korea   68–62 (OT)   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 13–14, 15–15, 14–12, Overtime: 13–7
Pts: Beon 19, Choi 19
Rebs: Jung 8
Asts: Jung 5
Pts: Santos 13
Rebs: Nascimento 12
Asts: Jacintho 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
9 August 2008
22:15
Latvia   57–62   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 7–14, 24–15, 17–12, 9–21
Pts: Jansone 24
Rebs: Tamane 6, Kubliņa 6
Asts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 6
Pts: Shchegoleva 12, Korstin 12
Rebs: Shchegoleva 12
Asts: Rakhmatulina 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)

11 August 2008
14:30
South Korea   72–77   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 20–13, 24–21, 13–19
Pts: Choi 13
Rebs: Sin 3
Asts: Jung 6
Pts: Korstin, Shchegoleva 13
Rebs: Osipova 9
Asts: Rakhmatulina 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Petr Sudek (SVK)
11 August 2008
16:45
Latvia   57–79   Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 15–19, 14–20, 8–19
Pts: Baško 19
Rebs: Jansone, Kubliņa, Tamane 6
Asts: Eglīte 3
Pts: Leuchanka 22
Rebs: Verameyenka 9
Asts: Marchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB)
11 August 2008
22:15
Australia   80–65   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 29–14, 21–15, 11–20, 19–16
Pts: Summerton 18
Rebs: Taylor 8
Asts: Harrower 5
Pts: Santos 21
Rebs: Santos 10
Asts: Santos 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

13 August 2008
09:00
Belarus   65–71   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 8–15, 13–17, 25–19
Pts: Marchanka 16
Rebs: Leuchanka 12
Asts: Leuchanka 4
Pts: Stepanova 13
Rebs: Abrosimova 10
Asts: Korstin 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
13 August 2008
14:30
Brazil   78–79   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 13–17, 23–26, 19–22
Pts: Zakrzeski 16
Rebs: Santos, Zakrzeski 9
Asts: Pinto 4
Pts: Jēkabsone 25
Rebs: Kubliņa 7
Asts: Jēkabsone 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
13 August 2008
20:00
Australia   90–62   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 24–19, 26–17, 17–12
Pts: Taylor, Batkovic 18
Rebs: Batkovic 10
Asts: Harrower 5
Pts: Beon 20
Rebs: seven players 2
Asts: Lee 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

15 August 2008
11:15
Latvia   73–96   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 20–22, 18–35, 17–20
Pts: Tāre 14
Rebs: Brumermane, Jansone 5
Asts: Tāre 4
Pts: Jackson 30
Rebs: Taylor 11
Asts: Harrower, Taylor 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)
15 August 2008
14:30
Russia   74–64   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 14–15, 19–15, 20–8
Pts: Shchegoleva 14
Rebs: Korstin 10
Asts: Korstin 5
Pts: Pinto 21
Rebs: Zakrzeski 5
Asts: Pinto 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)
15 August 2008
22:15
South Korea   53–63   Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 15–12, 13–21, 9–17, 16–13
Pts: Lee, Jung 10
Rebs: Lee, Beon 6
Asts: Beon 3
Pts: Snytsina 15
Rebs: Leuchanka 14
Asts: Maarchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)

17 August 2008
11:15
Australia   75–55   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 10–18, 30–10, 20–8
Pts: Snell, Jackson 16
Rebs: Jackson 14
Asts: Harrower 7
Pts: Hammon 20
Rebs: Abrosimova, Osipova 9
Asts: Karpunina 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Pablo Estevez (ARG)
17 August 2008
14:30
South Korea   72–68   Latvia
Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 22–13, 18–9, 12–24
Pts: Park 17
Rebs: Lee 10
Asts: Lee 4
Pts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 22
Rebs: Tamane 11
Asts: Jēkabsone-Žogota 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Jose Carreon (PUR)
17 August 2008
16:45
Brazil   68–53   Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 19–14, 10–12, 19–15
Pts: Santos 14
Rebs: Nascimento 10
Asts: Nascimento 3
Pts: Anufryienka, Leuchanka 10
Rebs: Verameyenka 10
Asts: Marchanka 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP)

Group BEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 491 276 +215 10
  China 5 4 1 358 346 +12 9
  Spain 5 3 2 357 324 +33 8
  Czech Republic 5 2 3 346 356 −10 7
  New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 −103 6
  Mali 5 0 5 255 402 −147 5
9 August 2008
11:15
Mali   72–76   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 18–18, 15–24, 21–18, 18–16
Pts: Maïga 18
Rebs: Coulibaly 12
Asts: Maïga 3
Pts: Marino 19
Rebs: Harmon 8
Asts: Marino 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN)
9 August 2008
14:30
China   67–64   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–15, 19–9, 15–20, 15–20
Pts: Bian 15
Rebs: Bian 12
Asts: Miao 3
Pts: Torrens 18
Rebs: Montañana 7
Asts: Palau 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Jose Carrion (PUR)
9 August 2008
20:00
Czech Republic   57–97   United States
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 14–27, 13–26, 13–22
Pts: Veselá 8
Rebs: Veselá 9
Asts: Machová 4
Pts: Pondexter 12
Rebs: Fowles 14
Asts: Lawson 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Michael Aylen (AUS)

11 August 2008
09:00
New Zealand   62–85   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 7–18, 20–22, 20–20, 15–25
Pts: Harmon 22
Rebs: Wallbutton 6
Asts: Harmon 3
Pts: Sanchez 19
Rebs: Montañana 7
Asts: Aguilar, Sánchez, Torrens 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Abreu Muhimua (MOZ)
11 August 2008
11:15
Czech Republic   81–47   Mali
Scoring by quarter: 23–4, 15–18, 18–11, 25–14
Pts: Machová 14
Rebs: Kulichova, Vecerova 7
Asts: Mokrosova 3
Pts: Sissoko 24
Rebs: Sissoko 13
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Scott Butler (AUS)
11 August 2008
20:00
China   63–108   United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–33, 16–28, 19–20, 17–27
Pts: Miao 16
Rebs: Bian, Liu, Sui 4
Asts: Miao, Shao 3
Pts: Thompson 27
Rebs: Leslie 10
Asts: Lawson, Pondexter 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

13 August 2008
11:15
Spain   74–55   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 15–21, 13–6, 30–11, 16–17
Pts: Montañana 20
Rebs: Pascua 8
Asts: Palau 5
Pts: Viteckova 12
Rebs: Machová 8
Asts: Machová 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
13 August 2008
16:45
China   80–63   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 24–13, 15–17, 15–15
Pts: Chen 26
Rebs: Chen 17
Asts: Miao 6
Pts: Harmon, Marino 14
Rebs: Harmon 8
Asts: Bates 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Yuji Hirahara (JPN)
13 August 2008
22:15
Mali   41–97   United States
Scoring by quarter: 12–24, 16–27, 5–25, 9–21
Pts: Sininta 13
Rebs: Sissoko 7
Asts: Bagayoko 3
Pts: Leslie 16
Rebs: Fowles 6
Asts: Lawson 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Maogong Yang (CHN)

15 August 2008
09:00
Czech Republic   90–59   New Zealand
Scoring by quarter: 26–12, 18–19, 21–7, 25–21
Pts: Machová 23
Rebs: Vesela 10
Asts: Vesela 5
Pts: Marino 22
Rebs: Wallbutton 10
Asts: Bates 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Chantal Julien (FRA)
15 August 2008
16:45
China   69–48   Mali
Scoring by quarter: 17–7, 20–13, 15–15, 17–13
Pts: Miao 25
Rebs: Chen 9
Asts: Sui 5
Pts: Diawara, Sininta 11
Rebs: Sissoko 19
Asts: Diawara, Sininta 1
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
15 August 2008
20:00
United States   93–55   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 17–17, 23–10, 31–11
Pts: Thompson 17
Rebs: Leslie 11
Asts: Lawson, Leslie, Parker 2
Pts: Valdemoro 17
Rebs: Nicholls 5
Asts: Martínez 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)

17 August 2008
09:00
Mali   47–79   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 5–19, 16–17, 12–22, 13–21
Pts: Sissoko 17
Rebs: Diawara 15
Asts: Diawara, Kanouté 2
Pts: Valdemoro 21
Rebs: Montañana 9
Asts: Montañana, Aguilar, Lima, Martínez 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS)
17 August 2008
20:00
China   79–63   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 24–11, 17–14, 24–20, 14–18
Pts: Miao 21
Rebs: Bian 9
Asts: Chen 3
Pts: Hartigova 15
Rebs: Veselá, Vecerova 8
Asts: Veselá, Machová 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN)
17 August 2008
22:15
New Zealand   60–96   United States
Scoring by quarter: 18–23, 6–27, 18–25, 18–21
Pts: Marino 17
Rebs: Harmon 7
Asts: Marino 17
Pts: Thompson 15
Rebs: Leslie, Fowles 6
Asts: Taurasi 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA)

Knockout roundEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A2   Russia 84  
B3   Spain 65  
  A2   Russia 52  
  B1   United States 67  
B1   United States 104
  A4   South Korea 60  
    B1   United States 92
  A1   Australia 65
  B2   China 77  
A3   Belarus 62  
  B2   China 56 Bronze medal game
  A1   Australia 90  
A1   Australia 79 A2   Russia 94
  B4   Czech Republic 46   B2   China 81

QuarterfinalsEdit

19 August 2008
14:30
China   77–62   Belarus
Scoring by quarter: 19–13, 19–12, 18–18, 21–19
Pts: Miao 28
Rebs: Song, Chen, Sui 4
Asts: Miao 3
Pts: Troina 15
Rebs: Leuchanka 13
Asts: Padabed, Marchanka 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Fabio Facchini (ITA)
19 August 2008
16:45
Australia   79–46   Czech Republic
Scoring by quarter: 23–10, 15–7, 23–10, 17–19
Pts: Jackson 17
Rebs: Jackson 12
Asts: Harrower 4
Pts: Vecerova, Machova 8
Rebs: Kulichova 5
Asts: Machova 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
19 August 2008
20:00
United States   104–60   South Korea
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 26–9, 26–9, 27–21
Pts: Fowles 26
Rebs: Fowles 14
Asts: Augustus 3
Pts: Kim 14
Rebs: Kim 5
Asts: Park 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Stephen Seibel (USA)
19 August 2008
22:15
Russia   84–65   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 10–21, 22–19, 24–15, 28–10
Pts: Shchegoleva 19
Rebs: Stepanova 10
Asts: Rakhmatulina 4
Pts: Valdemoro 16
Rebs: Pascua 6
Asts: Valdemoro, Palau, Torrens 1
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB)

SemifinalsEdit

21 August 2008
20:00
Russia   52–67   United States
Scoring by quarter: 16–13, 16–20, 8–15, 12–19
Pts: Stepanova 14
Rebs: Korstin 8
Asts: Six-way tie 1
Pts: Taurasi 21
Rebs: Fowles 10
Asts: Smith 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
21 August 2008
22:15
China   56–90   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 11–13, 7–21, 21–23, 17–33
Pts: Bian 20
Rebs: Liu, Sui 7
Asts: Bian 2
Pts: Snell 16
Rebs: Batkovic 13
Asts: Harrower, Snell 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Chantal Julien (FRA)

Bronze medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
19:30
  Russia   94–81   China
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 28–16, 20–18, 22–24
Pts: Hammon 22
Rebs: Stepanova 9
Asts: Karpunina 5
Pts: Chen 26
Rebs: Bian, Sui 6
Asts: Song 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Scott Butler (AUS)

Gold medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
22:00
  United States   92–65   Australia  
Scoring by quarter: 22–15, 25–15, 22–24, 23–11
Pts: Lawson 15
Rebs: Leslie 7
Asts: Thompson 4
Pts: Jackson 20
Rebs: Jackson 10
Asts: Grima 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
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Final standingsEdit

Rankings are determined by:

  • 1st–4th
    • Results of gold and bronze medal games.
  • 5th–8th:
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Standings in the preliminary round group (i.e. Group A's #3 is ranked higher than Group B's #4.)
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
  • 9th–10th and 11th–12th:
    • 5th placers in the preliminary round groups are classified 9th–10th; 6th placers classified 11th–12th
    • Win-loss record in the preliminary round group
    • Goal average in the preliminary round group
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Standing GAvg
    United States 8 8 0 754 453 +301
    Australia 8 7 1 658 513 +145
    Russia 8 6 2 569 546 +23
4th   China 8 5 3 572 592 −20
5th   Spain 6 3 3 422 408 +14
6th   Belarus 6 2 4 386 409 −23 A-3rd
7th   Czech Republic 6 2 4 392 435 −43 B-4th 0.901
8th   South Korea 6 2 4 387 464 −77 A-4th 0.834
9th   Latvia 5 1 4 334 387 −53 A-5th 0.863
10th   New Zealand 5 1 4 320 423 −103 B-5th 0.757
11th   Brazil 5 1 4 337 354 −17 A-6th
12th   Mali 5 0 5 255 402 −147

Statistical leadersEdit

Game highsEdit

Department Name Total Opponent
Points   Lauren Jackson 30   Latvia
Rebounds   Djenebou Sissoko 19   China
Assists   Kristi Harrower
  Kara Lawson
  Park Jung-Eun
7   Russia
  Mali
  United States
Assists   Lee Mi-Sun
  Anna Montañana
  Amaya Valdemoro
7   Belarus
  Mali
  Mali
Blocks 10 players 3 ---
Field goal percentage   Lisa Leslie 100% (7/7)   Mali
3-point field goal percentage   Gunta Basko
  Ilona Korstin
100% (2/2)   Australia
  Latvia
Field throw percentage   Choi Youn-Ah
  Yelena Leuchanka
100% (8/8)   Brazil (OT)
  South Korea (non-OT)
Turnovers   Natallia Marchanka 8   South Korea

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit