5 minutes with Elizabeth Cambage, Basketball

July 26, 2012, 5:49 pmWomensHealth


Name: Elizabeth Cambage
Age: 20
From: Mt Eliza, Vic

Olympic Event: Basketball

Photography Andrew Babarczy

Born in London, Cambage moved to Australia when she was just three months old.

The 2011 Women's National Basketball Association All-Star was drafted number two in 2011 by the Tulsa Shock.

Last year the prolific tweeter (follow her @ecambage), Swisse ambassador and Geelong Cats fan was named the Most Valuable Player in Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League and also took the Top Shooter award with an average of 22.3 points per game. Nice.

Photograhpy Andrew Babarczy

Her first slam dunk “When I was 18 – during a practice session. I’d been visualising doing it for a while.”

Confidence booster “A lot of positive self-talk and training hard.”

Top workout tip “Leg strength is crucial in basketball. One of the best exercises to get your legs burning is walking lunges with dumbbells. I do four sets of 10 lunges on each leg, carrying 15kg dumbbells in each hand. Ouch.”

Best stress relief “Dealing with the situation and then some retail therapy.”

When to watch her Australia v Great Britain, Sunday July 29, 7.10am (AEST), Foxtel channel: London 4

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