TOKYO (AP) — Filip Filipovic and Serbia adopted A properly-acknowledged formulation All of the biggest Method To A particular gold medal On the Olympics.
Nikola Jaksic scored three goals on three photographs and Filipovic made a quantity of huge performs, serving to Serbia beat Greece 13-10 Inside The lads’s water polo final On the Tokyo Video recreations on Sunday.
Serbia turned The primary nation to repeat as Olympic champion since Hungary gained three in a row from 2000 to 2008. It earned its 4th medal in its 4th look Inside the Olympics’ oldest group sport.
Dimitrios Skoumpakis, captain Ioannis Fountoulis and Angelos Vlachopoulos scored two goals apiece for Greece, which earned its first medal in males’s water polo. Its earlier biggest finish was 4th in 2004 in Athens.
Greece additionally matched the nation’s biggest End in a group sport On the Olympics, becoming a member of a silver medal in womales’s water polo On the Athens Video recreations.
It was a surprising run for Fountoulis and agency, and the Greeks pushed Filipovic and the mighty Serbs deep into the 4th earlier than fading. The groups exchanged hugs Inside the water when it was over.
Serbia found some useful classes whereas worthwhile bronze medals in 2008 and 2012, particularly The tactic to tempo itself By way of the grueling tournamalest. It accomplished 4th in its group On the Rio de Janeiro Video recreations, After which muscled its Method to its first Olympic title.
5 years later, it was extra of The identical.
Serbia Chop up its first 4 recreations in Tokyo and accomplished third in Group B, However it raised its recreation To A particular diploma when the quarterfinals rolled round. Filipovic’s tiebreaking objective with 26 seconds left put Serbia again Inside The final with a dramatic 10-9 victory over Spain on Friday.
Viktor Nagy led Hungary to the bronze medal in males’s water polo in his final recreation, making eight saves in a 9-5 victory over Spain.
Marton Vamos scored two goals as Hungary rebounded from a disappointing 9-6 loss to Greece Inside the semifinals.
Hungary is the worthwhileest program in males’s water polo with 9 golds, However the bronze in Tokyo was its first medal since its run of three straight Olympic titles from 2000 to 2008. It accomplished fifth in London and Rio de Janeiro.
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