Joanne Hill

Jo Hill won a silver medal as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team in 2000. A talented and versatile player, Hill provided a spark off the bench as the Opals reached its first Olympic final. Having won Australia’s first basketball medal, a bronze, in Atlanta four years earlier, the Opals enjoyed an outstanding tournament in Sydney, spurred only by cheering Aussie crowds. The team won seven straight games to reach the final. However, in the gold medal match they found defending champions the United Sates too hot to handle, losing 76-54. Hill also enjoyed a successful professional club career.

Olympic Results

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminaries Group A - Match 04 - CAN V AUS HT: 19-40 CAN 46-78 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 18 - AUS V BRA HT: 39-36 BRA 81-70 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 30 - AUS V SVK HT: 41-19 SVK 70-47 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 41 - SEN V AUS HT: 18-55 SEN 39-96 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 52 - FRA V AUS HT: 28-38 FRA 62-69 Win
Quarter Final HT: 43-28 POL 76-48 Win
Semi Final HT: 27-36 BRA 52-64 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 43-30 USA 76-54 Loss  
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