HomeIn the NewsGame ResultsTeam ChinaWorld's Teams
EconomyOpinionsExclusiveSpecialPhotosVideos
 
 
Beijing's other "gold rush" at Silk Street clothing market Factbox on world record progression of men's 105kg category weightlifting Five-star Brazil shatters world champions Germany 4-1 in Olympic semifinal Summaries of Brazil vs Germany at Olympic women's soccer semifinal Chinese He Wenna wins Women's Trampoline Gold Beijing: Thundershower 29-22°C
 
English>>Sports
Unbeaten Hungary marches into water polo semifinal
 + -  
22:06, August 18, 2008

Defending Olympic champion Hungary won a semifinal berth following the conclusion of preliminaries in men's water polo here Monday with an unbeaten record.

Hungary beat winless Canada 12-3 on Monday, ending its preliminaries with four wins and one tie, going straight to the semifinals as No. 1 in Group A.

"Only Hungary remains unbeaten in this tournament. We have been unbeaten for eight years now, so our team is used to it," head coach Denes Kemeny said.

Hungary will have three days off before their semifinal on Friday while winless Canada will compete in the 7th-12th classification round. "We get three days off, so we will go out tonight," Kemeny said.

European champions Montenegro scraped into the quarterfinal after a draw against a spirited Australia.

Montenegro led 2-1 at the quarter and 5-4 in the final period only to see Australia level it with less then three minutes to the end. It was a thrilling encounter, but Australia has been assigned to the 7th-12th classification rounds with two wins, two losses and a draw.

Spain ranked second in Group A and Greece and Canada ranked fifth and fourth.

The United States topped Group B with world champion Croatia ranking second. Both teams have eight points after five games, but the United States got the top place with a win over Croatia last Saturday.

Serbia, Germany and Italy ranked third, fourth and fifth in Group B. Host China ranked last in the Group with winless record.

On Wednesday, China, Greece, Canada and Italy will fight in the 7th-12th quarterfinals and Montenegro, Croatia, Spain and Serbia will fight in the 1st-6th quarterfinals.

Source: Xinhua

Comments Related News
 
 China falls short of semifinal in women's water polo
 Hungary keeps winning streak in men's water polo
 Italy beats China 10-9 in women's water polo
 Hungary smashes Greece 17-6 in men's Olympic water polo
 U.S. holds off host China in Olympic women's water polo
 U.S. beats China 8-4 in Olympic men's water polo
 Olympic Water Polo competition: drawing of lots completed
 Germany and Greece get thumbs up for Olympics men's water polo
 Brazilian water polo team loses hopes of Olympics
 Serbia books Olympic berth at water polo World League
080910111213141516
171819202122232425
1 China 39 14 14 67
2 USA 20 22 25 67
4 Great Britain 12 7 8 27
3 Australia 11 10 12 33
5 Germany 9 7 7 23
6 South Korea 8 9 5 22
Most Popular News
·Romanian Sandra Izbasa wins women's floor exercise Olympic gold
·Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei advances into badminton final at Beijing Olympic Games
·Horse ride or horse fight?
·Kazakhstan's Ilin wins Olympic men's 94kg weightlifting gold
·Women wrestler Huynh wins Canada's first gold at Beijing Olympics
Latest Photos
Long jumper wins Panama first Olympic gold
Long jumper wins Panama first Olympic gold
Kenya wins men\'s 3000m steeplechase gold
Kenya wins men's 3000m steeplechase gold
Popular Videos
Video: 2008 Olympic Youth Camp members enjoy themselves in Beijing
Video: 2008 Olympic Youth Camp members enjoy themselves in Beijing
Popular Features






 
Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved
 
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90779/94837/6479584.pdf