Move aside Lisa Leslie, your four Olympic gold medals couldn’t earn you one piece of history which now belongs to Liz Cambage of Australia.
Cambage became the first woman to ever dunk in a women’s basketball Olympic game.
You’ll recall that Leslie was the first woman to dunk in a WNBA game back in 2002. She never did pull off the feat in an Olympic game.
Enter Cambage who threw down in the third quarter of Australia’s game against Russia
Cambage called the dunk an “out of body experience” as she had never dunked in a game before despite standing at 6-foot-8. All told, it’s a symbolic moment for women’s basketball, a sport which is keen on whittling down their list of never done befores.
Maybe we can expect Cambage to starting dunking on the regular as a member of the Tulsa Shock.
To paraphrase the opening scene of Casino Royale, the first one is tough, the second one is much easier.