Liz Cambage is an Australian professional basketball. On Friday, July 16, 2021, Cambage announced her withdrawal from the Summer Game in a statement through Instagram. She is one of the latest athletes to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics. Cambage quit the games over mental health concerns due to the prospect of having to live ‘in a bubble’ during the Games. The announcement comes when she was under investigation for verbal exchange and alleged physical altercation during a warm-up game against Nigeria. In the released statement on her Instagram that read, “Anyone that knows me knows one of my biggest dreams is winning an Olympic gold medal with the Opals. Every athlete competing in the Olympic games should be at their mental and physical peak, and at the moment, I’m a long way from where I want and need to be. It’s no secret that in the past I’ve struggled with my mental health and recently I’ve been worried about heading into a ‘bubble’ Olympics. No family. No friends. No fans. No support system outside of my team. It’s honestly terrifying for me. The past month I have been having panic attacks, not sleeping, and not eating.” She further added, “Relying on daily medication to control my anxiety is not the place I want to be right now. Especially walking into competition on the world’s biggest sporting stage. I know myself, and I know I can’t be the Liz everyone deserves to see compete for the Opals. Not right now at least. I need to take care of myself mentally and physically. It breaks my heart to announce I’m withdrawing from the Olympics, but I think it’s best for the Opals and myself. I wish them nothing but the best of luck in Tokyo and I hope they go forth and win a gold medal.”
Liz Cambage Net Worth
$3 Million USD
Liz Cambage aka Elizabeth Cambage is from London, England. Her father is a Nigerian and her mother an Australian, when Liz was three months old her parents separated and moved to Australia along with her mother. At the age of 10, she started her career in Basketball and during that time she was already 6 ft tall and by the age of 14, she stood 6 ft 5 inches. In 2009, she played in the Under-20 Australian National Championships. In 2007, she accepted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport, and from the 2007 to 2008 season, Liz played for Dandenong Rangers, an Australian professional women’s basketball team competing in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). In 2009, Liz was a member of the Australian junior women’s national team that won a gold medal at the Oceania World Qualification series and her team also won a silver medal at the William Jones Cup in Taiwan, then she was a member of the Australian junior women’s team that competed at the World Championships in Thailand. In the 2012 London Olympics, she was named to a shortlist of 24 eligible players to represent Australia and won a bronze medal in London. In the 2016 Olympics, she was a leading scorer and was part of the Australian team that won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In March 2011, Liz Cambage expressed a reluctance to play with Tulsa Shock for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team. Then, she signed with Zheijang Chouzhou basketball club in China in June 2012 and earned a salary of $400,000, and became the highest-paid female basketballers in the world. In 2013, she returned to play for the Tulsa Shook and in 2018 she signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Wings. Following next, in a match against New York Liberty she record 53 points and holds the WNBA single-game scoring record, then she was voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. On May 16th, 2019, Liz was traded to the Las Vegas Aces. In August 2020, she signed with the Southside Flyers for the 2020–21 season. In July 2021, Liz Cambage was named to the national team for the Tokyo Olympics but withdrew from the team but she withdrew the team and stated due to mental health issues.
The estimated Net Worth of Liz Cambage is around $3 million USD.
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