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.