Images from the Olympic women's basketball medal ceremony after the USA's 90-75 golden victory over host Japan.
Tina Charles is 85-6 in USA Basketball games played, and her hardware won includes two Olympic gold medals and three FIBA World Cup golds.
As a member of the 2005 Youth Development Festival Red Team that finished 3-2 and earned the bronze medal, Tina Charles contributed 21.0 points and 13.4 rebounds per game.
Tina Charles was a member of the 2006 U18 National Team that went 4-0 to win the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship. She averaged 12.0 points per game and set a then-USA U18 record for rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game, which now lists third in the USA women’s U18 single-competition records. She also is tied for second in the USA women’s U18 single-game records with 13 boards against Canada.
Tina Charles was a member of the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team that posted a 7-0 record and earned the gold medal in Belgrade, Serbia. She averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds at the competition. And with 28 points against Russia, she is eighth in the USA women’s World University Games single-game record book for points scored.
Tina Charles (center) took part in the USA National Team’s 2009 fall training camp and later was named to the 2010-12 USA National Team, one of just two collegiate athletes on the roster at the time. She is pictured here with Asjha Jones (left) and Candace Parker.
Tina Charles helped the USA to a 3-0 record and gold medal at the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, where she contributed 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
After helping the USA to gold at the 2009 World University Games and to a tournament title with the USA National Team at the UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, Tina Charles was named the 2009 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.
Tina Charles helped the USA to a 99-72 win at the 2010 Stars at the Sun game that featured the USA National Team against WNBA All-Stars.
In preparation for the 2010 FIBA World Cup, Tina Charles helped the USA National Team to a 3-1 exhibition record, during which time she averaged 13.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Tina Charles was the USA’s third-leading scorer (10.7 ppg.) and second-best rebounder (4.8 rpg.) at the 2010 FIBA World Cup, while playing just 16.4 minutes a game as the USA won gold with a 9-0 record.
With the USA National Team in 2011, Tina Charles helped the USA to 3-2 exhibition record, and she contributed 14.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, Tina Charles played in four of the USA National Team’s five exhibition wins.
Tina Charles averaged a tournament fifth-best 7.4 rebounds per game as the USA won gold with an 8-0 record at the 2012 Olympics in London. Charles also contributed 10.5 points and 1.8 assists per game.
Tina Charles participated in the 2013 USA National Team minicamp.
In 2014, Tina Charles and the USA National Team tallied a 4-1 exhibition record.
At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Tina Charles started in all six U.S. wins and averaged 10.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game to help the USA to a gold medal.
In preparation for the 2016 Olympics, Tina Charles and the USA wrapped up a 4-0 exhibition record. She contributed 8.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game during the friendlies.
Tina Charles started in all eight wins as she and the USA won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She averaged 9.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Shooting 7-of-7 from the free throw line against Serbia in 2016, she is tied for second in the USA women’s Olympic single-game record book for free throw percentage.
Tina Charles participated in the winter 2018 USA camp in Columbia, South Carolina.
Tina Charles was a member of the USA Red Team that fell to the USA White Team 100-75 in an intrasquad exhibition during the 2018 USA World Cup Team training camp in South Carolina.
Tina Charles aided the USA to a 5-0 pre-World Cup exhibition record in 2018, and she averaged 9.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Tina Charles helped lead the USA to the 2018 FIBA World Cup gold medal and a perfect 6-0 slate, and she averaged 10.3 points and a tournament ninth-best 7.3 rebounds per game.
In the USA women’s FIBA World Cup single-competition record book, Tina Charles is third for free throws (6-6 FTs in 2018). In the USA women’s FIBA World Cup career records, Charles, who played in the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups, is ninth for points (222) and fourth in rebounds (137).
Tina Charles was a member of the 2019 USA AmeriCup Team that finished with a 6-0 record to win the gold medal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She started all six victories and averaged 9.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
Tina Charles played against Connecticut as part of the USA's 2020 winter tour, and she scored six points and grabbed nine boards in helping the team post a 79-64 victory against her alma mater.
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