Olympic dreams: However, going into the 2016 Rio Olympics with the Australian Opals, Liz confessed she 'hated basketball' and would retire when she won a medal.
It makes me go harder, it makes me push for more,' she said.
She began wearing blue contact lenses and straightening her hair, even dying it blond in the hope she would look more like the girls around her.
All society wants from me is to sit down, shut up, go to training and play my sport.
Cambage has discussed the mental and emotional strains she experienced because, as a young girl in Australia, she rarely saw women who looked like her be praised, pedestaled or celebrated.
Liz Cambage has a provocative social media presence Cambage also considers herself a fighter for gender equality and an 'alpha female with a lot of masculine personality'.
She later changed her mind and was brought to tears when the team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, which have since been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She was then joined by a male friend in the ocean, who playfully wrapped his arms around her waist as they cooled off from the blazing sunshine.