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Ahead of a big year that includes the 2019 FIBA women’s Asia Cup and the start of the FIBA women’s qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics and 2022 FIBA World Cup, the Australian Opals squad has been announced.
BASKETBALL: Australia have put the disappointment of a semi-final loss to the USA behind them to win the bronze medal match in women’s basketball at North Greenwich Arena.
Basketball: The Aussies have claimed their third victory over a strong Russian side with a hard-fought 70-66 victory to ensure their still in the running for top spot in their group.
BASKETBALL: The Australian women’s team have bounced back from a shock loss to France by beating Brazil in the third of their preliminary-round games, but they were made to work very hard in winning, 67-61.
BASKETBALL: Australia forced overtime via a wonder shot from Belinda Snell, but couldn’t go on to win a pulsating preliminary-round match against France at the Basketball arena on Day 3 of the Games.
BASKETBALL: After an emotional 48 hours that has seen Opals team captain Lauren Jackson lead the whole Australian Olympic Team into the start of the Games, the Opals have notched up a scrappy victory of hosts Great Britain.
Washing machines have caused one hockey player to miss their flight and a basketballer to drown her phone but the rain is not a problem for the Aussie athletes in London.
Following an intense five days of training at the Australian Institute of Sport last week, Basketball Australia has named the Australian Opals players who will attend the second phase of their camp, as they continue preparations for London.
The Australian Opals have tipped off their London campaign at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, with champion Lauren Jackson joining the squad of star basketballers for the first time in two years, for a week-long training camp.