Greece Stunned…Lose Ticket For Rio 2016

WOMEN'S WATER POLO OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT

Greece 10 - 10* Russia
2 - 3 (Pen)

The fight for a spot in the Rio 2016 Olympic games was lost for the Women’s Greek National Water Polo Team after a penalty shoot-out against Russia. Unfortunately, our women’s water polo team will not be in Rio this summer.

Greece kept the lead for most of the match until Russia tied with 4 seconds remaining in normal time. This sent the match to penalties where Russia prevailed 3-2, earning the spot in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Greece has had much success in women’s water polo, qualifying for the Olympics twice and earned the silver medal at the 2004 games in Athens. 

 

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