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Team Sport Australia Award | 2010

Water Polo

Water polo was introduced as a women’s event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and it was fitting that Australia, which had campaigned for its inclusion should take the inaugural gold medal. Having lost only one match in the preliminary rounds Australia fought an epic battle with the USA in the final. With the score tied at 3-3 with little more than one second to play, Yvette Higgins was awarded a free throw nine metres out and blasted the ball into the net to secure a historic victory.

Olympic Games


Bridgette Gusterson

Team Members:

Naomi Castle, Joanne Fox, Bridgette Gusterson, Simone Hankin, Yvette Higgins, Kate Hooper, Bronwyn Mayer, Gail Miller, Melissa Mills, Debbie Watson, Liz Weekes, Danielle Woodhouse, Taryn Woods.


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