Kristi Harrower

Kristi Willoughby (Harrower) won three consecutive silver medals as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team in 2000, 2004 and 2008 before taking home bronze at the London 2012 Games. Born in Victoria, Harrower proved herself as one of the finest point guards competing on the world stage. Her floor leadership and court sense made her a star for the Opals, leading the tournament in assists in Beijing.

In her first three Olympic campaigns, the team reached the final only to lose to its arch-rival the United States. In London the Aussies faced the USA earlier than expected after losing a key preliminary game against France (74-70) which relegated the Opals to second in their pool. After defeating China in the quarter-final (75-60), the Australians and Americans faced off in the gold medal qualifier. Again the USA emerged victorious (86-73) and went on to win another gold medal over France. Harrower and the Aussies wrapped up their campaign with a win over Russia (83-74) to take the bronze medal.

Harrower was a key contributor when the Opals won the 2006 World Championship- Australia’s first senior world title in the sport. She has also enjoyed an exceptional professional career with teams in Australia, the United States and Europe.

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

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

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  
Final Placing 2 / 12