The Australian women's national basketball team is nicknamed the Opals, after the brightly coloured gemstone common to the country. From 1994 onwards, the Opals have been consistently competitive and successful having won nine medals at official FIBA international tournaments ( Olympics and World Cups ), highlighted by a gold medal winning performance at the 2006 World Championship in Brazil . 
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Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images. 7y. U.S. women beat Australia in exhibition game. Breanna Stewart scored nine points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. women's national team beat Australia ...
About. Breaking onto the World Basketball scene at the 1957 Brazil FIBA World Championships, Australia’s National Women’s Basketball team- the Opals- have been at the forefront of Australia’s success on the international basketball scene. Currently holding a #3 world ranking, the Opals have worked their way to a medal at five of their 10 Olympic Games.
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The Australian Women’s Basketball Olympic squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games will come together on the Gold Coast for a week-long camp from March 22 – 28. This camp will form an important part of the Opals’ preparations for Tokyo, where Australia head into the Games ranked world number 2.
Two late changes have been made to the Opals team for the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, tipping off on Monday the 27th of September in Amman, Jordan. Bec Allen and Maddi Rocci have been replaced by U19 Gems Captain Jade Melbourne and recent WNBL Adelaide Lightning addition, Abigail Wehrung. Allen has forfeited her position in the Opals team due to her commitments to both the WNBA and European leagues, with New York Liberty progressing through to the playoffs.
Professional women's basketball exists in Australia in the form of the Women's National Basketball League. The league was founded in 1981 as a way for the best women's basketball teams in the various Australian States to compete against each other on a regular basis. Today the WNBL is the premier women's basketball league in Australia.
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