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02 Aug 2012

First verdicts

In the women's tournament, some teams have already qualified for the quarter finals after three games

At the end of the third round of games, the shortlist of the teams through to the quarter finals is now taking shape in the women's basketball tournament.  In Group B, France have secured themselves a spot in the quarter finals by beating Canada 64-60. Having won the first three games, the French players have shown themselves to be among the teams with the best shape of the tournament. Australia, silver medal in the last three editions of the Olympic Games, have managed to bounce back from their defeat against France beating Brazil 67-61, the third defeat in a row for the Brazilians. No victory either for Great Britain after three games, as they had to give in to Russia's power, who secured the third victory in a row with a score of 67-61. In Group A, major victory for the Czech Republic against Croatia, 89-70. A success that may prove decisive in the battle to secure a place for the quarter finals. China won their third consecutive game beating Angola 76-52, confirming their leadership in this phase of the tournament with a full score. Following suit are the USA who, as predicted, nailed a clear victory against Turkey, 89-58.