The veteran has confirmed she won’t be heading to the Olympics, asserting her retirement after the Opals 85-52 win over Germany in Brazil
The 42-year-old made a particular comeback for the 2022 World Cup, however declared her time on the prime was formally over after the win on Sunday.
Jackson mirrored positively on her time in Brazil, with the star referencing the 2006 World Cup marketing campaign that the Opals went on to win.
“I am carried out … I really like Brazil, Brazil has been excellent to me,” Jackson stated submit match.
“How becoming that I get to complete my nationwide profession with Australia in Brazil. It is very particular.”
Arguably the best basketballer in Australian historical past, Jackson initially retired from 2016, however returned to the Opals lineup two years in the past and made sporadic appearances at that event, earlier than an Achilles damage appeared to have ended her profession.
However with essential Olympic qualifiers on the horizon, Jackson was again on deck once more in Brazil to assist the Aussies, who will now head to Paris later this 12 months.
“Our first half wasn’t excellent, however we have been locked in,” head coach Sandy Brondello stated.
“We knew we would be qualifying for Paris if we gained tonight. Completely satisfied to get that behind us.”
Jackson dominated from the opening minute in opposition to Germany, scoring seven factors within the first quarter to set the Opals up for a dominant efficiency.
However it was the brand new technology which have confirmed they’re going to keep it up Jackson’s legacy into Paris 2024.
19-year-old Isobel Borlase scored an enormous 10 factors on debut, with Bec Allen additionally scoring 10.
The 42-year-old’s profession has been stuffed with highlights, headlined by her 4 Olympic medals (three silvers and a bronze).