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The most decorated Olympics basketball player on the planet

Team Teresa

Teresa Edwards is famous amongst basketball fans all over the world and her remarkable athletic feats are inspiration for youngsters everywhere. She is a living legend and although the first lady of the hoops will not actually be playing in any of the Olympics basketball matches, she will be a key member of the Team USA staff, and as such, will surely make her presence felt at London 2012.

An Olympic Hero

Edwards is the US Chief de Mission for the United States Olympic Committee, and is the perfect person for the role. A veteran of five Olympic games, Edwards has stormed her way to four golds and one bronze in a career which has seen her earn the title of the most decorated Olympics basketball player on the planet.

Records of a Living Legend

In 1984, a 20-year-old Edwards became the youngest basketball player ever to win Olympic gold. In 2000, aged 36, she became the oldest. Her career lasted almost two decades and she also won two FIBA World Championships in 1986 and 1990, and played her way to a Pan-American gold in 1987. She also took gold at the 1988 and 1996 Olympic games and bagged a bronze in 1992.

The Halls of Game and Fame

Edwards's achievements have seen her imortalised in the US Olympic Hall of Game, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Naismith Hall of Fame.

Early Retirement

Despite contemplating retirement from 1994 onwards, Teresa Edwards played until the turn of the century, and both Team USA and basketball fans worldwide are sure glad she did.

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