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Reactions to Caitlin Clark’s 2024 US Olympic team snub. The internet wants to see her in Paris

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Caitlin Clark was left out of the USA’s women’s basketball roster for the Olympic Games in Paris. The WNBA rookie has been a huge hit ever since her move to the elite level of basketball in the country and her omission from the squad has not gone unnoticed by fans and media, who are quizzical as to why such a talented young player has missed out.

USA Women’s Basketball Olympic Squad:

Name | Team | Position | Olympic experience

  • Napheesa Collier | Minnesota Lynx | Forward | 2020
  • Kahleah Copper | Phoenix Mercury | Guard/Forward | None
  • Chelsea Gray | Las Vegas Aces | Guard | 2020
  • Brittney Griner | Phoenix Mercury | Center | 2016, 2020
  • Sabrina Ionescu | New York Liberty | Guard | None
  • Jewell Loyd | Seattle Storm | Guard | 2020
  • Kelsey Plum | Las Vegas Aces | Guard | None
  • Breanna Stewart | New York Liberty | Forward | 2016, 2020
  • Diana Taurasi | Phoenix Mercury | Guard | 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020
  • Alyssa Thomas | Connecticut Sun | Forward | None
  • A’ja Wilson | Las Vegas Aces | Forward/Center | 2020
  • Jackie Young | Las Vegas Aces | Guard/Forward | 2020 (3×3 team) 

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While the Indiana Fever have not had the best start to the season, Clark has shone in almost every game.Wendell CruzUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

What did Caitlin Clark say about her Olympic snub?

While the team is stacked with Olympic experience, arguably nobody on the roster possesses the natural talent of Clark who, as well as breaking WNBA records for a rookie, is also attracting an unprecedented amount of attention to the sport as a whole in the USA and beyond.

First of all, let’s take a look at what Caitlin Clark herself had to say.

Here’s how the internet has reacted to Clark’s snub…

The US Women’s Basketball team have dominated the sport like no other: they have won gold medals on every occasion except one since 1984. Their only non-gold finish came at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, where they achieved bronze.

The Olympic Opening Ceremony begins in Paris on July 26 at 7.30 p.m. CET (1:30 p.m. ET / 10.30 a.m. PT), and the tournament will continue until Sunday 11 August when the Stade Denis in Paris will host the closing ceremony to mark the end of the Games.

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