Victorian Institute of Sport

Stingers still hurting

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Australian women’s water polo team are still hurting but were able to inflict some pain of their own, thrashing hosts Brazil 11-4 in their classification clash.

The Stingers are still reeling from bowing out of the medal race following a heartbreaking quarter-final penalty shootout loss to Hungary. They were chasing their third straight Olympic medal at Rio.

Australia eased their way into the game, holding a 2-1 lead by the end of the first quarter. The lead extended to 5-2 by halftime before Australia iced the result with a 4-1 third term.

The Stingers will now face Spain in the 5th place play-off on Saturday 20 August.

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