Who has played the most matches at the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup? Lauren Jackson equals appearance record

SYDNEY— Lauren Jackson’s return to the Opals has been nothing short of inspiring and the 41-year-old now holds a piece of FIBA ​​history.

After appearing in the bronze medal match against Canada, Jackson made his 43rd appearance in a FIBA ​​World Cup match, equaling the all-time record set by Brazil’s Janeth Dos Santos Arcain, according to FIBA.

Jackson is just one of five players to reach the 40-game mark at the Women’s World Cup and is the only active player in the top 10.

All-time matches played at the Women’s World Cup
Rank Player Country Games
1. Lawrence Jackson Australia 43
1. Janeth Dos Santos Arcain Brazil 43
3. Yamile Martinez Calderon Cuba 40
3. Alessandra Santos De Olivera Brazil 40
3. Laia Palau Spain 40
6. Robyn Maher Australia 39
seven. Hortencia Marcari Brazil 36
seven. Amaya Valdemoro Spain 36
seven. Sue Bird UNITED STATES 36
ten. Helen Cristina Santos Luz Brazil 35
ten. Dalia Hery Hernandez Cuba 35

Jackson wasn’t done with World Cup records.

In the tournament opener, she hit the 600-point mark, making her the third player to reach that milestone. She is currently the third all-time scorer, with 640 points heading into the bronze medal game.

In the bronze medal game against Canada, Jackson had her 64th point in World Cup medal games, eclipsing Team USA’s Diana Taurasi (63).

Jackson capped off his remarkable career, leading the Opals to a bronze medal, scoring 30 points in 21 minutes against Canada.

“I’m thrilled that we got the bronze medal, that we ended the tournament this way in front of our home crowd,” Jackson told reporters after the game.

Jackson’s final game will be memorable, ending his stellar Opals career, which includes three World Cup bronzes and a gold, as well as three Olympic silvers and a bronze.

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