Kaitlyn Clark withdraws from USA Basketball for Olympics

Star Kaitlyn Clark Paris will not be part of USA Basketball in 2024, a source confirmed to ESPN.


Caitlin Clark I will not go to the Paris OlympicsA source revealed to ESPN, confirming several reports.

Clark has international experience with USA Basketball At the junior level, however He was unable to attend the national training camp in Cleveland After being called up because he led Iowa to the Final Four. Clark ended his career NCAA Division I scoring leader.

Clark, Now a newbie Indiana feverIt has attracted millions New fans of women's basketball During her college career and her young career in the WNBA.

Although Clark will not travel to Paris, he is expected to attend The United States won the gold medal five times Diana Taurasi For his sixth Olympic Games. For Taurasi, who turns 42 on Tuesday, She will be joined by her friend Phoenix Mercury, Brittney Griner.

It will be Griner is playing internationally for the first time As he was sentenced to 10 months in a Russian prison in 2022. He said he would only play overseas with USA Basketball.

Coupled Olympians Brenna Stewart, Aja Wilson, Nafeesa Collier, Jewel Lloyd And Chelsea Gray. Kelsey Plum And Jackie YoungHe will also be on the team that helped the United States win the 3×3 gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Games.

Olympic athletes for the first time Alyssa Thomas, Sabrina Ionescu And Kahlia copper. However, all three played on the US team that won the World Cup in Australia in 2022.

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American women They have won every gold medal in women's basketball since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Taurasi will go on to break the record for most Olympic Games by a female athlete In a basketball game. Five players have competed in five, including former teammate Sue Bird.

The US team will meet in Phoenix in July for a few days of practice. He then heads to London for an exhibition match against Germany before heading to France.

The Americans will play Japan, Belgium and Germany in the Olympic pool.

The Athletics first announced the decision to fire Clark.

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