Index - Sport - The 17-year-old talented Slovakian may continue to rise in Beijing

Index – Sport – The 17-year-old talented Slovakian may continue to rise in Beijing

The Americans, who sided with 14 students, started at an impressive pace after closing the quartet with an impeccable budget, but the competitor survived initial difficulties and took the lead through 17-year-old Juraj Slavkovsky.

It was young Turku Finn’s fifth goal in the tournament, which took him to the top.

Overseas remained in full swing before the first half.

The Slovaks, who bid farewell to the former Olympic silver medalists on Tuesday, did not return in the 29th minute, and Sam Huntings took advantage.

And the European team equalized 43.7 seconds before the end of the match with Marek Hrivik. Although there was plenty in extra time, there was no goal, and Peter Chilirick’s equaliser was decisive.

The Slovak national team will meet the winner of the Swedish-Canadian fencing in the semi-finals on Friday.

Results, men, quarter-final rounds:
Slovakia – USA 3–2 (1–1, 0–1, 1–0, 1–0), after penalties
ROC-Denmark 3-1 (1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Finland-Switzerland 5-1 (2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Sweden-Canada 2-0 (0–0, 0–0, 2–0)

(MTI/index)

(Cover photo: Juraj Slavkowski celebrates his goal in the US Olympic quarter-finals. Photo: AFP)

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