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Hollie Florance (née Grima, born 16 December 1983 in Launceston, Tasmania)[1] is an Australian women's basketball player. She is 190 cm tall, weighs 84 kg and plays in the Centre position. She attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2000 to 2002.[2] She was named the WNBL MVP during the 2006-07 season playing for the Bulleen Boomers.[3] During the 2007/08 season she played offshore in the Italian Serie A League suiting up for Italmoka Pozzuoli. She has represented her country on numerous occasions, debuting at the 2002 World Championships in China where the Australian team won bronze. She has also won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics after missing out on selection during the 2004 Olympics.[4] She was also part of the Australian team that won the gold medal at the world championships in 2006 and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Hollie is of Maltese heritage.

Hollie Grima
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Personal information
Born16 December 1983 (1983-12-16) (age 35)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Sport
ClubAustralian Institute of Sport (2001–2003)
Bulleen Boomers (2003–2008, 2012-present)

Personal lifeEdit

In mid-2011, Grima was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in situ, an early form of cervical cancer. As a result, she retired from international basketball, and announced that it is unlikely that she would be involved in the 2012 London Olympics.[5]

She is the sister of Australian rules footballers Nathan, Todd and Alex Grima.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hollie Grima Archived 13 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 174013060X.
  3. ^ Official Site of the 2008 Australian Olympic Team Archived 18 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Hollie Grima grabs Opals spot
  5. ^ "Cancer prompts Grima to call it quits" - The Examiner
  6. ^ Fair, Alex (20 April 2010). "Grimas a chance to rejoin brother in AFL".