Australia have won a fifth successive Olympic women's basketball medal, beating Russia 83-74 in Saturday's bronze medal game.
Skipper Lauren Jackson, retiring point guard Kristi Harrower and centre Suzy Batkovic were superb for the Opals in the victory at North Greenwich Arena.
Jackson had a storming second half, scoring 21 of her game-high 25 points in what may be her final Olympic Games campaign.
The 31-year-old, who also had 11 rebounds, is yet to decide her international future beyond London.
Harrower, like Jackson at her fourth Olympics and playing her last international basketball match after more than 200 games for her country, threw everything into her swansong with 21 points.
The 37-year-old was chaired from the court by her teammates in tears amid emotional post-match scenes.
Batkovic, arguably Australia's most consistent performer at these Games, scored 17 points and eight rebounds.
After leading by eight points at halftime, Australia took control of the match in the third quarter after Russia had closed to within three early in the term.
A 10-0 run sparked by Batkovic powered the Opals out to a 14-point lead by the end of the third period.
Russia, who had struggled badly with their shooting, made a late charge at the Opals with Anna Petrakova's pair of free throws bringing them to within five points with 80 seconds left.
But Jackson and Harrower steadied the Opals to fittingly bring up their fourth Olympic medals in tandem.
The Opals have won three silver and a bronze at the past four Games.
The United States and France play off for the gold medal later on Saturday.