Jenny Whittle

1973 -

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Whittle won two medals as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team: bronze in 1996 and silver in 2000. The Queensland centre was a key contributor to the Opals’ success in international events, with strong rebounding and defence a feature of her game. In Atlanta, the team defeated Ukraine 66-56 in the bronze medal final to win Australia’s first Olympic medal in the sport. They went one better in Sydney, thrilling home fans by going undefeated in the tournament until the final, which they lost 76-54 to the United States.

Olympic Results

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminaries Group B - KOR V AUS HT: 37-34 KOR 61-76 Win
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V ZAI HT: 55-22 ZAI 91-45 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - CUB V AUS HT: 22-36 CUB 63-75 Win
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V USA HT: 43-46 USA 79-96 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - UKR V AUS HT: 29-29 UKR 54-48 Loss
Quarter Final HT: 38-38 RUS 70-74 Win
Semi Final HT: 32-47 USA 71-93 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 24-33 UKR 56-66 Win  
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