5TH GOLD, NEVER OLD

Associated Press
United States Diana Taurasi raises her arms during a women's gold medal basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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United States Diana Taurasi raises her arms during a women's gold medal basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The U.S. women's basketball team is used to celebrating gold medals. They've done it five times in a row.

But it never gets old for them. The smiles, hugs and dancing Saturday night in London made it look like the first time all over again.

For some of the Americans it is. Players Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Angel McCoughtry, Tina Charles and Asjha Jones and coach Geno Auriemma all picked up their first gold medals.

And even Olympic veteran Diana Taurasi, who got her third gold medal, was reduced to tears as she stepped to the top spot on the podium.

— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski

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