/ 07 May 2024

Aussie gals say ohh la la


A team of little-known Aussie women will be competing at the Olympics after qualifying in a sport that only made its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 3×3 basketball team won a tournament in Japan over the weekend, meaning they’ve now locked in a spot to compete in Paris. The game’s played on a half court and kind of mirrors how basketball is played in driveways and urban areas. Player Anneli Maley said the team is beyond stoked because “we don’t get to go on the tours, we don’t get to do any of that stuff”. Also joining the Aussie Olympic express is the 4x100m women’s relay team after they qualified for the first time since Sydney 2000. The foursome – anchored by teen speedster Torrie Lewis – set a national record of 42.83 seconds and placed 5th fastest at the lead-up event in the Bahamas. 

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