Greece wins first gold medal in water polo at European U17 Championships


Greece have made water polo history and won their first ever gold medal at the European U17 Championships in Manisa.

The Greeks managed to beat Serbia, 9-8, to clinch their first ever title in this competition.

The first two quarters were crucial for the outcome of the final game. After Serbia scored the first goal of the final in the fourth minute of the game, the Greek team then hit three in a span of 88 seconds to take them to 3-1.

Greece maintained its lead despite the hard battle and reached halftime commanding 6-1.

Serbia came close to equalizing at the finish, but Greece held its victory by one goal.

Greece won the gold with six wins in as many matches and defeated Serbia twice in the tournament.

Two years ago, Greece finished 2nd at the U17 Europeans in Malta, after Serbia defeated them in the final.




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