On this Day in our History: No gold, but Mohawk star shines at the Olympics

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 2:19pm



Waneek Horn Miller, the feisty Mohawk co-captain of the Canadian women’s water polo team, scored two goals at the Summer Olympics in Australia. On Sept. 18, 2000, Horn Miller joined her team in the defeat of Kazakhstan 10-3 in round-robin play.

The day before, Canada had tied the United States 8-8 in a second preliminary game. On Sept. 19 the Canadian women lost 7-4 to the Netherlands in round robin play, and by the same margin in the same scenario to Australia on Sept. 20.

The team would go on to a fifth-place finish in the standings on Sept. 22, 2000.

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