Serbia defend their Men’s water polo Olympic title | Daily News

Serbia defend their Men’s water polo Olympic title

TOKYO, August 8 - Serbia defended their Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic title in the Men’s water polo event after defeating Greece 13-10 on the final day of the Tokyo Olympic Games today.

While Greece had to settle for the Silver Medal, it was still a history-making moment for the team as they earned their first medal in Men’s water polo. Greece, prior to today’s feat, best finish in the men’s tournament was fourth at Athens in 2004. Greece had won six of its seven games at Tokyo Games in the lead up to the Gold Medal match, with the only exception a six-all draw against Italy in the preliminary round.

It was a different story for Serbia as they suffered two losses to Spain and Croatia in the preliminary round on their route to the final.

Serbia opened up a 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 scores locked at 7-7 for over four-minutes, Andrija Prlainovic was able to give Serbia the lead four seconds from half time.

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