Allison Tranquilli (Cook)

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.

Olympic Results

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminaries Group A - Match 01 - AUS V NGR HT: 46-32 NGR 85-73 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 18 - RUS V AUS HT: 33-36 RUS 56-75 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 26 - JPN V AUS HT: 35-56 JPN 78-97 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 41 - AUS V GRE HT: 39-21 GRE 77-40 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 51 - BRA V AUS HT: 35-40 BRA 66-84 Win
Quarterfinals HT: 45-31 NZL 94-55 Win
Semifinals HT: 36-42 BRA 75-88 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 29-26 USA 74-63 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 12