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Rare sight: 6-foot-8 Australian Liz Cambage dunks in women's Olympic basketball game

08/03/2012 07:55 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Australia's Liz Cambage drove down the middle of the lane against Russia on Friday and did something rarely seen in an Olympic women's basketball game: She dunked.

The 6-foot-8 Cambage took a pass from Kristi Harrower at the free throw line and after a couple of dribbles slammed home the one-handed dunk with 6:14 left in the third quarter. The basket gave Australia a 41-33 lead.

FIBA couldn't confirm if Cambridge was the first woman to dunk in an Olympic contest. Cambage and her Australian teammates knew it was a rare moment.

They jumped off the bench cheering and Cambage had a big smile as she ran back on defence.

The 20-year-old was the second pick of the Tulsa Shock in the 2011 WNBA draft. She missed the first part of the WNBA season to train with Australia.

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