Jenni Screen

Jenni Screen won a silver medal as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team in 2008. Beijing was the first Olympics for the tall, athletic guard, and followed her success with the national team at the 2006 World Championships and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Heading to her second Games in London, Screen was an integral member of an Australian team hoping to go one better than Beijing. But the Australian’s hopes for topping their pool were dashed when they fell to the French in an epic overtime encounter (74-70). Screen and the Opals finished second in their pool. They regrouped and overcame China in the quarter-final (75-60) before meeting their US foes in a showdown they had hoped would have been the gold medal match.

The Australians performed valiantly but were defeated by the world number one USA 86-73. The USA went on to win gold over France while the Australians beat Russia to take bronze 83-74, extending their strong Olympic record.

As well as national duties, Screen has enjoyed a fine professional career in Australia and Europe. Screen is married to fellow basketballer Neil Mottram, brother of middle-distance runner Craig Mottram.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminary Round Group B - 03 HT: 39-26 GBR 74 - 58 Win
Preliminary Round Group B - 04 HT: 27-28, FT: 65-65 FRA 70 - 74 Loss
Preliminary Round Group B - 08 HT: 31-18 BRA 67 - 61 Win
Preliminary Round Group B - 10 HT: 30-32 RUS 70 - 66 Win
Preliminary Round Group B - 14 HT: 35-22 CAN 72 - 63 Win
Quarterfinal - 01 HT: 35-36 CHN 75 - 60 Win
Semifinal - 01 HT: 47-43 USA 73 - 86 Loss
Bronze Medal Game HT: 38-30 RUS 83 - 74 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 12

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminaries Group A - Match 01 - BLR V AUS HT: 28-44 BLR 64-83 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 18 - AUS V BRA HT: 50-29 BRA 80-65 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 29 - AUS V KOR HT: 47-33 KOR 90-62 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 38 - LAT V AUS HT: 38-41 LAT 73-96 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 50 - AUS V RUS HT: 25-37 RUS 75-55 Win
Quarterfinal HT: 38-17 CZE 79-46 Win
Semifinal HT: 34-18 CHN 90-56 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 30-47 USA 65-92 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 12

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