Aussie Stingers lose 10-8 to Spain in world championships semi-final

The Australian girls’s water polo group has suffered an agonising loss to Spain to bow out within the semi-finals of the World Aquatics Championships in Japan.

The Aussie Stingers went down 10-8 to the Tokyo Olympic silver medallists on Wednesday, and can now focus their consideration on their bronze medal battle with European giants Italy on Friday.

Regardless of trailing by three targets on the finish of the primary quarter, the Aussies confirmed their grit and gained the second quarter 4-2 to path 8-6 at half-time.

Each groups scored two targets every within the remaining two quarters because the Stingers got here up simply quick of their bid to play for the gold medal.

Italy will come into the match with a excessive degree of confidence after defeating reigning Olympic and world champions USA within the earlier cross over phases.

The final time the Stingers performed for a medal on the world championships was in Gwangju in 2019, after they secured the victory and took residence bronze.

Stingers head coach Paul Oberman stated he was happy with his group’s efforts.

“It was a tricky sport, Spain is an excellent group. We had a gradual begin permitting their shooters to get into the sport,” he stated.

“I used to be happy with the efforts we put in to battle again, however sadly it wasn’t our day.

“We gained the final three quarters 8-7. Our group has the power and with experiences like this we are going to proceed to enhance.

“We’re trying ahead to the subsequent sport and the problem of taking part in Italy within the bronze medal sport.”


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