Cape Town - The South African women's water polo team at the Fina
World Championship in Kazan, Russia have had a tournament best
In their three Pool B matches the team scored six goals - and conceded an astonishing 61.
team opened their campaign with a 22-1 defeat against the Netherlands,
before going down 19-1 to Australia. South Africa concluded their world
championship group phase with a 20-4 loss to Greece.
South Africa finished
bottom of their group and faced off against New Zealand in the "semi-finals" of the 13th to 16th bracket - where they lost 11-3 to their southern hemisphere rivals.
On Monday they went down 15-7 to Japan in their wooden spoon 15th/16th clash to complete a miserable tournament.
women's water polo team has competed at three previous world
championships, finishing 16th in 2009 and 15th in both 2011 and 2013.