Jana Salat is one of Canada's brightest new stars in women's water polo.
Last year at the world junior championships in Sicily she led Canada to the
silver medal and was named the tournament's most valuable player. Just a
few weeks earlier the Slovakian born player had returned to her homeland
with the junior squad and was also named the MVP.
She immigrated with her family to Edmonton as a youngster and began playing
with the Edmonton Tsunami water polo club. Then she joined the Calgary
Renegades and helped them to consecutive silver medals at the senior
national championships. Salat was named an all-star at the 1998 Canadian
junior nationals. She graduated from high school in 1997 and now attends
McGill University, majoring in biochemistry.
Canada def. Kazakhstan 9-8 in overtime to finish fifth in standings.
Canada lost 7-4 to Australia, dropping to 1-2-2 in round-robin play.
Women: Canada lost 7-4 to the Netherlands, dropping to 1-1-2 in round-robin play.
Canada def. Kazakhstan 10-3 in round-robin play for one win and two ties in three games.
Canada tied U.S. 8-8 in second preliminary game.
Jana Salat appears to have two right arms
2000 Games Water Polo Coverage