National deaf women's team on top of the world

TAGS: Basketball

Greece’s national women’s team won gold in basketball at the Deaflympics held in Turkey on Saturday.

The Greeks, who also are the European champions since last summer, triumphed 67-50 at the final against Lithuania to climb to the top of the world at the event for the hearing-impaired athletes.

The players of coach Athina Zerva pulled away in the last quarter of the final, having led by just one point (39-38) after 30 minutes.

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos sent a message of congratulations to the national team.