Marcari Oliva, Hortencia (1959–)

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Marcari Oliva, Hortencia (1959–)

Brazilian basketball player. Name variations: Hortencia de Fatima Marcari Oliva; known in Brazil simply as Hortencia or Hortência or the "Queen." Born Sept 23, 1959, in Potirendaba, Brazil.

Once considered one of the best players in the world, won a team gold medal at World championships (1994), gold at South American championships (1978, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1993), and a team silver medal at Atlanta Olympics (1996); became a basketball commentator for Brazilian tv. Inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Texas (2002).