Sandy Brondello

Sandy Brondello of Australia in action during the Women's Basketball match between Australia and Senegal held at the Sydney Superdome during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

1968 -

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Brondello proved herself one of the finest shooters in women’s basketball. Her offensive ability, especially from behind the three-point arc, and strong defence made her a valuable presence on the Opals team for more than 15 years. A guard, she represented Australia at four Olympics, winning three medals: bronze in 1996 and silver in 2000 and 2004. Brondello made her Olympic debut as a 20-year-old in 1988 where Australia placed fourth. The team did not participate in 1992. When the Opals returned to the Games in 1996, Brondello and team-mates had matured into one of the best units in the world. The 1996 bronze was the first medal won by Australia in the sport, and commenced a remarkable medals run at future Games. Brondello has stayed involved with the sport as a coach.