Greece overcame Russia in a shootout and returns to the semis for the first time since 2012, while Hungary’s goalie stopped one against Italy in the dying seconds to secure the title-holders’ spot in the semifinals.
Kinef (RUS) stayed on Europe’s throne after managed to prevail against Sabadell (ESP) in a shootout in the final of the women’s Euro League in Kirishi. The bronze medal was also decided by penalties, here Orizzonte (ITA) defeated UVSE (HUN).
Italy remained undefeated with a 12-9 win over the Russian Federation in the semifinals of the women’s water polo tournament on Wednesday. They will contest the gold medal match on Friday against the winner of the USA-Hungary semifinal.
China fell to Italy in the quarterfinals of the women’s water polo tournament in Rio on Monday.
Here is the quick wrap-up of Day 3 of pool play in the women’s water polo tournament in Rio. With only eight teams, all will pass through to quarterfinals but the teams’ standings will determine their seedings.
Hungarian goalie Edina Gangl allowed just 5 goals as her team topped Italy 10-5 to move past the semifinal round at the 2016 European Water Polo Championships.