The United States defeated the Russian team in the semi-finals of the women’s water polo tournament at the Tokyo Olympics 15-11, to qualify for the finals. In the final match, he will face the winner of the Spain-Hungary match.
|The Russians were still ahead in the first half, but the American defenders were able to translate (Image: Getty Images)|
Russian team – USA 11-15
The Russians, who were less likely to take the lead, started the match better, giving an almost perfect performance in defence. As for attacking, the goal post was hit multiple times, “only” 3 to 2 against the defending champion at the end of the first quarter. The Russians also led 5-2, 6-3, 7-4 in the jump, but the Americans did well at the end of the second half and came back to score.
After the break, the US completely shook itself and three minutes later was already two goals ahead, then could wait with an 11-9 lead in the final inning. This quarter, the Russians came back again and managed to equalize, but their hair ran out. The United States won 15-11 and reached the finals. In the final, he will face the semi-finalists from Spain and Hungary.
China and the Netherlands 6-13
The Dutch team lost to Hungary in the quarter-finals, which had just been defeated by China in the last group match. For about a minute in this match, there was no doubt about which team would win: Holland had just won the first quarter with one goal, but they had already led by four during the break.
The Dutch team also won the third and fourth rounds, beating China 13-6 and could play fifth against Australia or Canada on Saturday.
water polo, women
Russian team-United States 11-15 (3–2, 4–4, 2–5, 2–4)
12.50: Spain-Hungary (television: M4 Sport) – Live on a UFO!
AZ 5-8. for a place
China and the Netherlands 6-13 (0-1, 2-5, 1-2, 3-5)
11.20: Australia and Canada