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Lisa Leslie

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLisa Deshawn•Leslie (-Lockwood)
Used nameLisa•Leslie
Born7 July 1972 in Gardena, California (USA)
Measurements196 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsLos Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles (USA) / USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

In 2008, Lisa Leslie became only the second basketball player ever to win four Olympic gold medals, after Teresa Edwards. A 1.96 m-tall (6’5”) center, was the first player to dunk in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association), the United States’ women’s pro basketball league founded in 1997. Playing for the LA Sparks her entire professional career, Leslie won the WNBA title in 2001 and 2002. She earned three MVP awards (2001, 2004 and 2006) and was selected into eight all-star teams. When she retired from the league in 2009, she was the all-time leader in points and rebounds.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Lisa Leslie
Basketball, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Lisa Leslie
Basketball, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Lisa Leslie
Basketball, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Lisa Leslie
Basketball, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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