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Hungary going for gold again in men's water polo

Hungary going for gold again in men's water polo

Hungary has advanced to the gold medal game in men's water polo for the third consecutive Olympics.
The two-time defending gold medalist beat reigning European champion Montenegro 11-9 in the semifinals on Friday.
Hungary, the only country still unbeaten in the 12-team field, will play the winner from the Serbia-United States match in the final Sunday. Montenegro will play the loser in the bronze medal match.
Hungary started slow against Montenegro, falling behind 6-3 in the second quarter, but coach Denes Kemeny switched goalkeepers. It turned out to be the move of the game. With backup Istvan Gergely stopping almost every shot _ including a penalty shot with about 4 minutes to play _ Hungary outscored Montenegro 8-3 over the final 2 1/2 quarters.
Gergely Kiss led the Hungarians with three goals. Norbert Madaras added two.


Updated : 2021-02-25 22:37 GMT+08:00