- 11 May 1981
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
- Basketball Player and Olympian
Lauren Jackson is widely regarded as Australia's greatest female basketball player ever. She has led the nation's team, the Opals, to three silver medals at successive Olympic Games in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) and a much cherished bronze in London in 2012. She was chosen to carry flag for the Australian Olympic team in London in 2012, which was, she says, 'the proudest moment of my sporting career'.