The semifinals for the Womens Olympic Basketball Tournament. Host country China defeated BelarusĀ  (77-62) to make its appearance in the semifinals. Miao for China could not be stopped and her shooting percentage was excellent talling 28points and 77% shooting from the field.

China will face Australia who is undefeated at the Olympics, however with Penny Taylor out with a sprained ankle the Opals will need extra scoring to replace her in the semifinals.

In the next game, Russia surprised Spain after playing average during the Olympics and will face USA who is undefeated by margins of over 30 points and more.


  • China 77 – Belarus 62
  • Australia 79 – Czech Republic 46
  • USA 104 – Korea 60
  • Russia 84 – Spain 65

Semifinals Schedule Thursday August 21st

  • USA vs Russia
  • Australia vs China