Russians rebound to snatch victory

The Greek women’s waterpolo team, a silver medalist at the 2004 Olympics, was deprived of a semifinal place at the World Championships in Melbourne after Russia, the European champion, clinched a 10-9 win in a quarterfinal clash yesterday. Greece led throughout the game and held an 8-5 lead into the third quarter but froze in the final period of play. Russia edged ahead for the first time in the game with less than a minute to play. Also through to the quarters, the Greek men’s team meets Serbia today.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.