Liz Cambage First Woman To Dunk Olympics

Liz Cambage First Woman To Dunk Olympics, History was made when Australia’s Liz Cambage became the first woman to dunk in the Olympics. The 6-8 Cambage caught the ball at the top of the key, took one dribble and threw it down. FIBA couldn’t confirm if Cambage was the first woman to dunk in an Olympic game, but her teammates couldn’t remember another one.

“That’s the first time I’ve seen it in the Olympics,” Australia forward Lauren Jackson said. “Even in the WNBA, you see some girls do it, on a fast break, but she had the zone around her, she had people around her. She made it look so easy.

“I wish I could do that.”

Cambage finished the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds in Australia’s 70-66 win against Russia.

The dunk, however, was the play of the game — and maybe the Olympic tournament.

“Cambage posterizing people is good for women’s basketball,” Russian guard Becky Hammon said. “Making plays like that, memorable moments, people aren’t going to remember who won or lost that game.

“They’ll remember that dunk.”
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