When USA Basketball revealed their women’s national squad for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, one name stood out as being both recognizable and expected: Diana Taurasi. The 42-year-old guard and captain of Team USA is aiming for a historic sixth gold medal as she gets ready to continue her illustrious Olympic career.

Taurasi has been a key member of Team USA since her debut in Athens in 2004. She has helped the US win five of its seven consecutive Olympic gold medals.

Taurasi, one of the oldest players in USA Basketball history, will leave a lasting legacy in the sport with her outstanding record of accomplishments.

The oldest player in USA Basketball women’s history

Diana Taurasi will create history when she competes for Team USA in Paris. She will be the first woman to appear in six Olympics and the oldest basketball player in history.

Taurasi, who recently turned 42, will break the record set by legendary USA Basketball player Sue Bird, who competed for her nation at 41 in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Breaking the legendary Bird’s record will add even more lustre to Taurasi’s illustrious career.

Olympic records held by Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi has already established several Olympic records for the United States and the entire Games. Together with Sue Bird and Teresa Edwards, she holds the record for the most gold medals in Olympic basketball history, regardless of gender.

Taurasi’s position in Olympic history would be unique if she were to win a sixth gold medal in Paris. That would be another feather in the cap of the unrivalled queen of the court unmatched by any other player. In terms of games played (38), 3-point field goals made (78), points scored (414) and assists (97) in the history of American Olympic basketball, she leads the women’s division.

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