France Beats Serbia 91-76 For Bronze Medal In Women’s Hoops

Aug 7, 2021, 4:52 PM
Gabby Williams - France Basketball...
Laura Gil top, C of Spain competes with Gabby Williams top, L of France during the women's basketball quarterfinal between France and Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Saitama, Japan, Aug. 4, 2021. (Photo by Pan Yulong/Xinhua via Getty Images)
(Photo by Pan Yulong/Xinhua via Getty Images)

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Gabby Williams led seven players in double figures with 17 points, and France got some payback Saturday by beating Serbia 91-76 for the bronze medal in women’s basketball at the Olympics.

Players hugged and jumped up and down in celebration.

Williams, a star in college at UConn, bent over in tears near midcourt before teammates came over to hug her.

This victory was a long time coming as France snapped a skid against Serbia that included losing both the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Games and the EuroBasket final in June.

Now France will have a medal to defend at the 2024 Paris Games.

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