Gail Miller

Athlete Biography

1976 -

Gail Miller won a gold medal for Australia in women’s water polo at Sydney 2000. From Queensland, the right-handed driver excelled in defence during the tournament, being tied for second on the team for steals. The Aussies responded wonderfully to the fervent hometown support in Sydney. It won four of its five preliminary round games, then scored two goals in the final 90 seconds of its semi-final against Russia to win 7-6. The gold medal final was even more dramatic, with the team beating the United States 4-3 on a goal by Yvette Higgins with 1.3 seconds remaining. Miller comes from a sporting family. She was joined on the Sydney 2000 team by her brother, Paul, a boxer, who won a 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medal. She is married to former rugby union star Ben Tune, who played 47 tests for the Wallabies.