As the last seconds ticked away in France's 81-64 victory over Russia to reach the Olympic women's basketball final, French captain Celine Dumerc began dancing as she dribbled the ball on court.
French guard Edwige Lawson-Wade (L) is challenged by Russian centre Natalya Vieru during the London 2012 Olympic Games women's semifinal basketball game bewteen Russia and France at the North Greenwich Arena in London. Unbeaten France advanced to the Olympic women's basketball final by defeating reigning European champions Russia 81-64 on Thursday, booking a championship showdown against the USA.
Unable to contain her joy, she sat the ball upon the court and joined her team-mates in a group hug, everyone dancing on the court at the final buzzer as the celebration of France's first appearance in a women's Olympic hoops final went on and on.
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