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Fan Vote: Who could break the Women's Olympic Basketball single game assists record?
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Fan Vote: Who could break the Women's Olympic Basketball single game assists record?

TOKYO (Japan) - There have been many amazing performances down the years at the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournaments, including by those who have passed the rock more than any others.

Looking back from the  inaugural edition onwards, the game-high list of assists underlines how only four players in Olympic history have handed out more than 12 assists. 

Teresa Edwards of USA heads up the chart with a fabulous 15 assists during the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.  She was so good during that edition of the Games that she also takes another spot in the top five. 

Women's Olympic Single-Game Assists Leaders

Position Player Edition Game Assists
1. Teresa Edwards (USA) 1996 vs Australia 96-79 15
=2 Joanne Sargent (CAN) 1976 vs Czechoslovakia 59-67 14
=2 Eun Sook Chun (KOR) 1996 vs Democratic Republic of Congo 95-71 14
=2 Irina Soumnikova (RUS) 1996 vs Japan 80-69 14
=3 Teresa Edwards (USA) 1996 vs Japan 108-93 12
=3 Adriana Pinto (BRA) 2012 vs Great Britain 78-66 12
=4 Nadezhda Zakharova (URS) 1976 vs USA 112-77 11
=4 Joo Weon Chun (KOR) 2000 vs Cuba 69-56 11
=4 Asami Yoshida (JPN) 2016 vs Cuba 82-66 11
=4 Asami Yoshida (JPN) 2016 vs Australia 86-92 11

In our fan vote below, we are giving you an opportunity to decide which players about to step out in Tokyo could be the best candidates to thrust themselves into the all-time single-game assists chart, perhaps even setting a new record at the Games.

A seemingly timeless Sue Bird will play yet another Olympics as she looks to add to her four gold medals. Don't discount her still pulling the strings with great effect for the star-laden champions and favorites USA. Marine Johannes will put on a show for France and even if she does not make the chart, she will blow up the highlights reel as usual in a spectacular way.

Julie Allemand was terrific for Belgium at the FIBA Women's EuroBasket recently and excelled in the WNBA during her rookie season last year to enhance her reputation. Meanwhile, Nako Motohashi could be a difference-maker for Japan, with Australia's Leilani Mitchell always in the running because of her fantastic passing ability.

Or, perhaps there is someone else who you feel can make the chart - it's time to make your choice!