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Australia’s fifth place in the Olympic women’s basketball competition was clearly a disappointment to a squad that entered Rio with high medal hopes.
Liz Cambage took centre stage as the Australian women’s basketball team scored an 84-66 victory over hosts Brazil in their opening Group A match at the Youth Arena, Deodora.
The Australian women’s basketball team has made the podium its second home over the past 20 years, medalling in every Olympic Games from 1996 to 2012. With the streak now at five straight medals, this year’s unit is determined to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors.
The Australian women’s basketball team arrived into Rio on Tuesday and will hit the court almost immediately after settling into the Athletes' Village.
Penny Taylor is back from injury and she's firing, leading the Australian women's basketball team to a 80-67 win over Canada in the first of three Olympic warm-up matches.
Winning an Olympic medal has become the norm for the women’s basketball team at the Olympics but the 12-strong team announced today are hoping for something different in Rio.