Robyn Maher (Gull)

1959 -

Robyn Maher is one of the most decorated and admired players in the history of Australian basketball. The three-time Olympian was captain of the Australian women’s team that won the bronze medal in 1996, our first medal in the sport. Maher made her Olympic debut in 1984, returning to the Games in 1988 as the team began its steady climb up the world rankings. Maher was a tenacious defender and team player, whose leadership and court sense was a feature of the Opals for almost two decades. Beyond her three Olympics, Maher also represented Australia at six world championships. Her husband, Tom Maher, was coach of the Opals in both 1996 and 2000.

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  
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

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Women
Preliminary Round - Match 02 - CHN V AUS HT: 22-28, FT: 67-64 CHN 67-64 Loss
Preliminary Round - Match 04 - AUS V USA HT: 28-51, FT: 47-81 USA 47-81 Loss
Preliminary Round - Match 07 - CAN V AUS HT: 30-18, FT: 56-46 CAN 56-46 Loss
Preliminary Round - Match 15 - AUS V YUG HT: 25-31, FT: 62-59 YUG 62-59 Win
Preliminary Round - Match 10 - KOR V AUS HT: 26-19, FT: 54-48 KOR 54-48 Loss
Final Placing 6 / 6