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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 2nd
  • 2004 Athens - 2nd
  • 2000 Sydney - 2nd

Recent Performances

  • Draw - 2012 International Series v Russia (Varese, Italy)
  • 2nd - 2012 Karlovy Vary Tournament (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
  • 6th (Bendigo) - 2011/12 WNBL (Australia)
  • 5th - 2010 World Championships (Ostrava/Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)

Career Highlights

  • Winning gold at the 2006 World Championships in Brazil
  • Winning 3 silver medals at the Olympics 2000, 2004 and 2008
  • Being inducted into the Bendigo Hall of Fame in 2011

Interesting Facts

  • Australia's pocket-rocket from Bendigo, Kristi Harrower has been a regular on the Opals team sheet for over a decade and has achieved almost everything in the sport outside of her goal for the London Games - Olympic gold.
  • Wiinning the U/19 and U/21 World Championship gold medals in 1992 and 1993, Harrower went on to win her first senior medal in 1997 after winning the Oceania Championships, before her World Championship debut yielded silver the following year.
  • She competed on home soil at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 in what would turn out to be the first of three consecutive Olympic silver medals. In each of her Olympic campaigns the Opals have come up one short, going down to the USA team in the Sydney, Athens, Beijing gold medal finals.
  • She was an integral part of the first ever Opals team to win gold at the World Championships in 2006 in Brazil and has was a strong contributor at the 2010 World Championships where the Opals finished a disappointing 5th. She has closed in on 250 games for Australia in the lead up to the Games.
  • She has enjoyed a strong career around some of the toughest leagues in the world - Germany, Russia, France and the USA. In her time abroad she has won 2002 EuroCup with Aix en Provence, was named the French League finals MVP in 2006, won the 2007 French League title with USVO Valenciennes and played for the Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx and L.A. Sparks in the WNBA.

Sport

Years on national team

20

Coach

Carrie Graf (2009 - current) 
Jan Stirling (2001 - 2008)

Primary Training Base

Bendigo, Australia

Club

Bendigo Spirit (VIC, Australia)

Education

Primary

Comet Hill Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

White Hills Secondary College & Bendigo High (VIC, Australia)


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