Lynx gold-medal winners back homeby Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio
MINNEAPOLIS — Three members of the Minnesota Lynx who helped the U.S. win an Olympic gold medal in women's basketball received a hearty welcome back Wednesday at a Minneapolis press conference.
Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen helped the U.S. team defeat opponents by an average of 34 points. Moore said she was not surprised by the team's success.
"If you look at the roster, 1 through 12, it's pretty ridiculous to think about the amount of talent that was on this Olympic team," said Moore. "It was truly an honor to be a part of this team. It was so fun. Just good quality people. No one cared who got the credit. We were just out there trying to make sure we were the best team possible, and I think you guys could see that."
Augustus said she expects the gold-medal performance in London will increase the popularity of the Lynx and women's professional basketball overall.
"We got an opportunity to show the world what we are capable of," she said. "We got a lot of opportunities to play on the court together. And I think people understood why we're one of the best teams in the league."
Whalen and Moore won their first gold medals ever in London. Augustus picked up her second gold medal to go with the one she received in Beijing in 2008.