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FIBA World Cup 2022, Lauren Jackson, Opals, Australia vs France, news, preview, comeback, Elizabeth Cambage,

How good could Lauren Jackson have been?

We’ll never know.

Because while Jackson is regarded as the best Australian basketballer of all time, global female athletic performance has suffered due to lack of parity in scientific research.

It’s a point not lost on 41-year-old Jackson who will come off the bench in today’s FIBA World Cup opener against France in Sydney.

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“Female bodies have definitely suffered due to lack of knowledge,” Jackson said.

“The norm for research has always been the male athlete … we haven’t seen sport science address female issues like the menstrual cycle which adds an extra layer of complexity to performance,” Jackson said.

“The problem with this is trying to translate the existing research – based on men -…

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