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Hortência

Full name: Hortência Maria de Fátima Marcari Oliva
Nickname(s): The Queen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: September 23, 1959 in Potirendaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Affiliations: Seara
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Hortência is considered the finest women's player ever outside of the United States and the Soviet Union. At 174 cm. (5-8½) she was far from the tallest player in most games but she was a potent offensive weapon of whom it was once said by Cheryl Miller, "She can score on anybody." In 1983, she scored 36 and 46 points against the United States in games at the World Championships and the Pan American Games. With Brazil she won silver medal at the 1996 Olympics, and from 1983-91, won a full set of medals (bronze/silver/gold) at the Pan American Games. She led Brazil to the 1994 World Championship title in Australia. Hortência spent most of her career playing professionally for Prudentinas, a club team in the small town of Presidente Prudente. She retired just before the WNBA was formed, but she played professionally at various times in Peru, Singapore, Malaysia, Bulgaria, and South Korea.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Women's Basketball Brazil BRA 7
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Women's Basketball Brazil BRA 2 Silver

Women's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST STL TOV BLK
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Brazil BRA Final Round Match 7/8 1 1992-08-07 BRA 86, ITA 83 15 2 4 1 5 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Brazil BRA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1992-08-05 TCH 74, BRA 62 16 2 0 3 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #2 1 1992-07-30 BRA 85, ITA 70 15 3 1 1 2 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #3 2 1992-08-01 CUB 95, BRA 88 22 3 4 6 6 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #5 2 1992-08-03 EUN 76, BRA 64 26 3 1 3 2 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1996-08-04 USA 111, BRA 87 11 4 3 0 4 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1996-08-02 BRA 81, UKR 60 20 0 3 1 3 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1996-07-31 BRA 101, CUB 69 17 2 3 0 1 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #1 1 1996-07-21 BRA 69, CAN 56 10 1 2 1 1 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #6 1 1996-07-23 BRA 82, RUS 68 20 6 4 0 1 0
1996 Summer 36 Atlanta Basketball Brazil BRA Group A Match #8 1 1996-07-25 BRA 100, JPN 80 2 2 1 0 0 1
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