Rohanee Cox won a silver medal as a member of the Australian women’s basketball team in 2008. In doing so, Cox became the first indigenous woman to win a basketball medal for Australia. The West Australian was a talented teenager but left the sport young, only to be inspired by the birth of her daughter and the gold medal performance of Cathy Freeman in 2000 to return to competition. In Beijing, the Opals won seven straight matches, before losing to the United States in the final. It was the third successive loss the team had suffered in the gold medal final of a Games to the US.