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A basketball star who sent shockwaves through the sport when she was filmed throwing punches at her teammate in wild scenes at the Women's World Cup has blamed their clash on frustrations boiling over after the side's recent run of losses.
The fist fight between Mali basketballers Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou broke out during a post-match press conference after the African nation's 81-68 loss to Serbia on Monday, making headlines around the world.
Kourouma was seen throwing a flurry of punches at Dabou, who tried to wrestle her teammate and get her in a headlock in as she appeared to be trying to defend herself.
Salimatou Kourouma (with face obscured) punched Kamite Elisabeth (left, in green shorts) in the head while another player gave an interview during a press conference on Monday
Kourouma (pictured) blamed the fist fight on frustrations boiling over after Mali lost all five of their group matches at the World Cup