South Africa

SA women 16th - and last - in Kazan

2015-08-03 11:40
Water Polo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The South African women's water polo team at the Fina World Championship in Kazan, Russia have had a tournament best forgotten.

In their three Pool B matches the team scored six goals - and conceded an astonishing 61.

The 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.

South Africa's women's water polo team has competed at three previous world championships, finishing 16th in 2009 and 15th in both 2011 and 2013.

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