U.S. Women’s Basketball Gold-Medal Dominance Through the Years

That's six gold medals in a row for the Americans, including the most recent win Saturday in Rio over Spain, 101-72. Here's a look back at Team USA's dominance on the hardwood the past two decades.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Gold medalists Team USA celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Venus Lacey and Lisa Leslie celebrate after the USA women's basketball team's 111-87 victory over Brazil to win the gold medal at the Georgia Dome at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo Credit: Doug Pensi
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The U.S. women's basketball team members wear their gold medals during ceremonies at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. From left are Jennifer Azzi, Lisa Leslie, Carla McGhee, Katy Steding and Sheryl Swoopes. That team, which started training together in 1995, was the foundation for the launch of the ABL and the WNBA. The ABL lasted only two years. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)
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Sheryl Swoopes drives to the basket during the women's basketball Gold Medal game against Australia at the Sydney SuperDome during the Sydney Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 30, 2000. Team USA won the gold medal by defeating Australia 76-54. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn /Getty Images)
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Lisa Leslie of the United States Olympic Team celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Olympics at the Superdome in Sydney Australia on September 30th 2000. (Photo by: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Diana Taurasi drives the ball down court with teammates Tina Thompson and Tamika Catchings against Australia during the women's basketball gold medal match on August 28, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Indoor Hall of the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Swin Cash, Katie Smith, Yolanda Griffith, Diana Taurasi, Tina Thompson, Tamika Catchings, Lisa Leslie, Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Sue Bird, Dawn Staley and Shannon Johnson of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony after receiving the gold medal for women's basketball during ceremonies on August 28, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Indoor Hall of the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Sue Bird shoots a jumper against Australia during the women's basketball gold medal game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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The United States women's basketball team poses after winning the gold medal against Australia at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on Day 15 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Asjha Jones jumps to score against France during the Women's Basketball Gold Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Ralston - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)
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The United States players pose for a photo with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's Basketball on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Anna Cruz of Spain goes to the basket against Diana Taurasi during the Women's Gold Medal Game between United States and Spain on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
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Brittney Griner, head coach Geno Auriemma and Sylvia Fowles celebrate winning the Women's Gold Medal Game between United States and Spain on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Gold medalists Team USA celebrate during the medal ceremony after the Women's Basketball competition on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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