Michele Timms

1965 -

Michele Timms was one of the most popular and talented basketballers produced by Australia. The guard played with a pleasing mix of dash, flash and fire, with her ability to score, pass and play pressure defence making her one of the finest players in the world. The Victorian played in three Olympics for Australia, winning two medals: bronze in 1996 and silver in 2000. She made her Olympic debut in 1988, where the team placed fourth. Timms was an integral member of the Opals as they climbed the world rankings in the ‘90s. She also enjoyed a fine professional career with clubs in Australia, Europe and the United States. She has stayed involved in the sport as a coach.

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  
Final Placing 2 / 12

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  
Final Placing 3 / 12

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminaries Group A - Match 06 - AUS V URS HT: 30-30, FT: 60-48 URS 60-48 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 02 - AUS V KOR HT: 20-41, FT: 55-91 KOR 55-91 Loss
Semi Final HT: 30-32, FT: 56-57 YUG 56-57 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 21-32, FT: 53-68 URS 53-68 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 04 - AUS V BUL HT: 31-30, FT: 63-57 BUL 63-57 Win
Final Placing 4 / 8