When the sun shines in Ashley Greene’s eyes: ‘We are going to win’
Ashley Greene is on a mission to win a medal for Australia against Japan in the men’s four-olympic basketball final.
She will take on the reigning champions, China, in Sydney on Sunday.
The Australians were beaten 4-1 by the Chinese on Sunday, and after winning the women’s final, they will take a medal.
They beat Japan 4-0 in the quarter-finals last month.
Ms Greene has already won the gold medal at last year’s London Olympics and the bronze medal in the long jump.
She has also won silver and bronze medals at the world championships.
The 20-year-old is expected to be in good form for her debut.
“I have had a lot of fun in this Olympics and I’m going to be ready for what’s ahead,” she said.
She was born in the city of Nairobi and grew up on the Gold Coast, but has played her entire life in Australia.
She started her career with Canberra United and won the womens competition at the national level, but moved to Sydney University and then Canberra City College.
The 20-footer has made an impact in Australia’s women’s game.
She was named to the All Australian squad this year and she will compete in the semi-finals.
In a series of Instagram posts earlier in the day, she described the game as “not as much fun as you might think”.
“In terms of the game, I think the girls are really going to love playing against each other, especially with the Australian women’s team.”
I’m hoping I can go out there and prove to them that I am the best in the world and that I can beat anyone.