The team won eight of their nine contests, but the lone loss came in the semifinal medal round to Russia.
The USA beat Brazil in the final game to earn the bronze medal.
On August 17, 2013, Thompson became the first WNBA player to have 7,000 points and 3,000 rebounds following a victory against the Indiana Fever where she scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.September 14, 2013 marked the final regular season game of Thompson's career which resulted in a victory over the Tulsa Shock.In 2006, Thompson returned back to peak condition, averaging 18.7 ppg and scored a career-high 37 points in a triple overtime loss to the Phoenix Mercury.That year the Comets made the playoffs for the final time before folding, after they were eliminated in a 2-game sweep by the Sacramento Monarchs in the first round.Tina Marie Thompson (born February 10, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball player.
The first draft pick in WNBA history, Thompson was selected first by the Houston Comets.
She helped the team to a 9–0 record, and the gold medal in the event.
In the game against Slovakia, which would determine the gold medal, she combined with team mate Michelle Marciniak to score 30 points in a game they had to come from behind to win 72–62.
Thompson grew up playing basketball with her brother TJ and his friends at Robertson Park in West Los Angeles, California.
She recorded more than 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds in her high school career at Morningside High School in Inglewood, California, where she also played volleyball.
Thompson represented the USA at the 1995 World University Games held in Fukuoka, Japan in August and September 1995.