Natalie Burton

Natalie Burton



Place of Birth


Olympic History

Rio 2016

Career Events

Basketball Womens 12-team Tournament


Natalie's Story

Having helped Australia claim bronze at the 2013 Summer University Games, win the Oceania Championship and then secure bronze at the 2014 World Championships, Nat Burton lined up for Australia at the Rio 2016 Games.

The Australian side began the tournament against hosts Brazil as they fought back to secure an 18 point win. A close win over Turkey was followed up with another dominant 18 point victory over France. Down by 16 early in the fourth quarter the side again came from behind to earn a 92-86 win over Japan.

Another dominant fourth quarter saw Australia complete another comeback, this time against Belarus, as the Aussies finished the group undefeated to set up a quarter-final clash with Serbia. The match was extremely close throughout with Serbia claiming a two point lead with just 10 seconds to go. The Aussies had the chance to level the match but couldn’t score as the side's run of five straight women’s Olympic basketball medals came to an end.

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