Allison Tranquilli (Cook)

Allison Tranquilli #5 of Australia goes up for a lay up against Natsumi Yabuuchi #7, left, and Yuko Oga #13, right, of Japan in the women's basketball preliminary game on August 18, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

1972 -

Allison Tranquilli achieved the exceptional feat of winning Olympic medals eight years apart in women’s basketball. Playing under her maiden name of Cook, the Victorian was a member of the team that won Australia’s first basketball medal, a bronze, in 1996. She was not a member of the Sydney 2000 team that won the silver medal. But in Athens, now known by her married name of Tranquilli, she returned to the Opals’ Olympic roster, providing a spark as a valuable bench player. The team again won a silver medal. Tranquilli also enjoyed a fine professional career, most notably in Europe.