Yvette Higgins

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Yvette Higgins
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Born 5 January 1978

Yvette Higgins (born 5 January 1978 in Sydney)[1] is an Australian water polo player from the gold medal squad of the 2000 Summer Olympics. Higgins scored the winning goal during the gold medal game with 1.3 seconds left on the clock.[2]

She played in Italy from 2000–2002, before retiring from competition. Since 2002 she has been the coach of the Sydney University first grade women's team.[3]


  1. ^ Henningham, Nikki (13 April 2007). "Yvette Higgins (1978 - )". The Australian Women's Register. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Elliot, Helene (24 September 2000). "SYDNEY 2000 / SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES; Americans' Defeat Is a Tear- Jerker". Los Angeles Times. p. 4. 
  3. ^ Sydney University Sport and Fitness. "Yvette Higgins, Waterpolo". Archived from the original on 12 November 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2010.