Basketball players

Are there Olympic basketball players who have more medals?

Kevin Durant won his third Olympic gold medal.

The former Longhorn-turned-NBA star led Team USA to another victory in the men’s basketball final, scoring a team-best 29 against France. Previously in the elimination round of this year’s Olympics, he led Team USA in scoring with 23 points in the semi-finals against Australia and 29 in the quarter-finals against Spain.

Earlier in the tournament, Durant became Team USA’s top men’s Olympic basketball player. He surpassed Carmelo Anthony, the only American player to play in four Olympics.

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Here are which Olympians who have played basketball have the most medals:

Carmelo Anthony has more Olympic medals than Kevin Durant

Following Durant and Team USA’s victory over France, Durant is tied with Anthony as the only athlete to have competed in men’s basketball with three gold medals. But Anthony has an additional medal: a bronze medal in 2004.

David Robinson won three medals, but the 2004 Team USA bronze snapped his streak of two consecutive gold medals.

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Including Anthony, only two other men have four Olympic medals.

Gennadi Volnov of the Soviet Union, who won one gold, two silver and one bronze between 1960 and 1972. Another Soviet player, Sergie Belov, won gold and three bronze between 1968 and 1980.

Five American women have more gold medals than any male basketball player.

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On the women’s side, Sue Bird and Diane Taurasi became the first basketball players, male or female, to win five Olympic gold medals by beating Japan.

The players with four medals in total in women’s basketball are Australians Kristi Harrower and Lauren Jackson. The players won three silver medals and one bronze medal between 2000 and 2012.

Three Olympians have four gold medals. They include Team USA’s Lisa Leslie, Tamika Catchings and Teresa Edwards.

Edwards holds the overall lead at the moment with five medals in total. As well as winning gold at every Olympics between 1984 and 2000, she also won a bronze medal at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.