Wellington, Aug 4: Australian basketball player, Elizabeth Cambage, became the first woman in the history of the Olympics to slam-dunk during a basketball match.
Few women get enough space to make a charge to the basket to be able to hang from the ring, and while Cambage wasn''t dangling for long, the 203cm tall giant sent the crowd into raptures as she dunked with her right hand in the third quarter of the Opals'' win against Russia.
Cambage has shown her teammates she has the ability to dunk at training sessions but she has never been able to do it in a game, Stuff. co. nz reports
The 20-year old didn''t hang from the ring and celebrate like the NBA stars, but it was a moment to savour in the Opals'' 70-66 victory.
The match was tight in the end as Russia nailed a three-point shot with just 50 seconds remaining to close the gap to two points, but Cambage sealed the result with two free throws in her best game of the tournament, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. (ANI)
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