Greece’s men Water Polo team won the Silver Medal in the Tokyo Olympics. In the finals on Sunday morning at Tatsumi Water Polo Center, Serbia beat Greece with a 13-10 score.
While Greece had to settle for the silver medal, it was still a history-making moment for the team as they the nation earned their first medal in men’s water polo. Prior to Tokyo 2020, Greece best finish in the men’s tournament was fourth at Athens 2004.
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In the lead up to the gold medal match, Greece had won six of its seven games at Tokyo 2020, with the only exception a 6-6 draw against Italy in the preliminary round. For Serbia, it was a different story as they suffered two losses to Spain and Croatia in the preliminary round on their route to the final.
It was a close, nerve-wrecking and tense match as scored flipped flopped around before Serbia were able to create a three-goal advantage just four-minutes from time. The gap was something Greece couldn’t recover from as Serbia started celebrating after the final seconds ticked down (olympics.com)