FINA World Championships

SA men's waterpolo crash to third heavy loss

2017-07-21 11:06
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Cape Town - The South African men's waterpolo side have gone down to their third consecutive heavy defeat at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest in Hungary.

After losing their opener 21-5 to Serbia, the current Olympic, world and European champions, SA were then beaten 18-2 by current world No 3-ranked side, Greece on Wednesday.

And on Friday, South African completed an unwanted rout, going down 16-4 to Spain.

Quarter scores were 3-2, 1-0, 6-1 and 6-1 in favour of the Spaniards.

The South African side will now battle for a final overall position in the 13th-16th bracket where they are likely to face the USA on Sunday at 12:00 SA time.

Meanwhile, the SA women's waterpolo side fared little better in the pool, with defeats to the USA (24-2), New Zealand (8-6) and Spain (17-3).

They too will contest the 13th-16th bracket where they will face Brazil on Saturday at 10:30 SA time.

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