Turkish female player scores first basket

Published 08.08.2016 00:00
Updated 08.08.2016 01:10

The reigning silver medalists, France opened the 2016 Rio Olympic basketball tournament with a win over Turkey, 55-39. Turkey's Lara Sanders, who plays for the WNBA's Washington Mystics, hit a baseline jumper to score the first basket of the tournament.

Elsewhere, moments after crossing the finish line, Greg Van Avermaet lamented the many times he'd fallen just short and all the close calls that have marked his cycling career. Then, he climbed to the top step of the Olympic podium and claimed a gold medal.

Ahmet Örken of Turkey was rattled off his bike. In Olympic boxing men's light heavyweight last 32 results in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Mehmet Nadir Ünal (Turkey) beat Hassan Saada (Morocco) 1-0.

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