Greece won the bronze medal at the water polo FINA World Championships held in Hungary on Sunday after beating Croatia 9-7.
Greece, which narrowly missed the final after losing to World Champions Italy on Friday 11-10, put up a stellar performance to outclass Croatia and claim another medal in international competitions.
Final score: Greece-Croatia 9-7 (1-0, 5-3, 8-5, 9-7)
On Wednesday, Greece triumphed over Team USA 16-11, to qualify for the semis where it lost to World Champions Italy.
Italy will play Spain on Sunday evening for the gold medal.
Greece won the silver medal in water polo at Tokyo Olympics
Greece has a long tradition of a strong presence in water polo at the international level. The national team made history in 2021, and despite losing 13-10 to Serbia, won its first silver Olympic medal in history during the final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Greece managed to reach the final without a single defeat. The team’s only defeat was in the course of the draw against Italy during the group stage.
Greece won two bronze medals at the World Championships in 2005 and 2015. It has also won a silver medal at the World Cup in 1997, three bronze medals at the World League in 2004, 2006, and 2016, as well as one silver (2018) and four bronze medals (1951, 1991, 1993, 2013) at the Mediterranean Games.