Greece win first-ever Olympic silver medal in men’s water polo final


After a nail-biting men’s water polo final, Greece has claimed its first ever Olympic silver medal after losing to Serbia 10-13.

With five minutes to spare, Serbia scored two more goals and ultimately defended their Rio 2016 Olympic title in men’s water polo.

In the lead up to the gold medal match, Greece had won six of its seven games at Tokyo 2020, with the only exception a 6-6 draw against Italy in the preliminary round. For Serbia, it was a different story as they suffered two losses to Spain and Croatia in the preliminary round on their route to the final.

Serbia opened up an 6-3 lead by the end of the first quarter of the final before Greece managed three consecutive goals to bring the match level.

With scored locked at 7-all for over four-minutes, Andrija Prlainovic was able to give Serbia the lead four seconds from halftime.

It was a close, nerve-wrecking and tense match as scored flipped flopped around before Serbia were able to create a three-goal advantage just four-minutes from time. The gap was something Greece couldn’t recover from as Serbia started celebrating after the final seconds ticked down.

Earlier in the day, Hungary beat Spain 9-5 to win the bronze medal.

More to come.




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