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Basketball great Jackson gets Australia call-up aged 41 – Omni sports – Sports

Seattle Storm s Lauren Jackson waits to be photographed during the team s media day event, Friday, May 27, 2011, in Seattle. AP


The four-time Olympic medallist and WNBA star was sensationally included in the Opals line-up on Wednesday ahead of September’s women’s World Cup in Sydney, 25 years after first playing for Australia.

“I never expected to get to this point so every day I get past here is a blessing,” she told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. “I truly feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to be getting another shot after the way my career ended.

“There’s a little bit of apprehension,” she added.

“I’m definitely a little bit scared and excited but who knows what will happen with my body.”

Australia’s greatest women’s player retired in 2016 with a persistent knee injury after an almost 20-year career, during which she became the first non-American and the youngest…




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