2012 Olympics: Australia’s Liz Cambage Becomes First Woman to Dunk in Olympic History [Video]

Rucuss staffAugust 4, 2012

Australia’s Liz Cambage became the first woman to dunk at the Olympics.

Cambage, who is six-foot-eight inches tall, caught the ball from her teammate and ran down the middle and slam dunked the basketball during a competition against Russia on Friday. Australia went onto win the game 70-66.

The center, who plays for the Tulsa Shock in the WNBA, hardly ever dunks. But she decided to change things up a bit for her first Olympic appearance.

“Not even in practice,” said teammate Lauren Jackson about Cambage’s dunking via USA Today. “That was so exciting. That’s the first time I’ve seen it in the Olympics. 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.”

Cambage finished the game with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Russia.

Check out the dunk below.

liz Cambage first women to dunk at the Olympics by Basket-infos


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