OLYMPICS Serbia win final gold of Tokyo Olympics in men's water polo

OLYMPICS

Serbia win final gold of Tokyo Olympics in men's water polo

AFP

18:45, August 08, 2021

Serbia retained their Olympic men's water polo title on Sunday with a 13-10 victory over Greece, winning the last of 339 gold medals on offer at the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games.

Serbia’s Nikola Dedovic (3R) reacts with teammates as they celebrate winning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s water polo gold medal match between Greece and Serbia at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in Tokyo on August 8, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Dusan Mandic, Nikola Jaksic and Andrija Prlainovic scored three goals apiece as Serbia defended the crown they won in Rio five years ago, denying Greece a first Olympic gold medal in any team sport.

It was Serbia's third gold in Japan after wins in women's taekwondo and karate. Greece finished the Games with a gold medal in men's rowing and another in the long jump.

Sunday's closing ceremony will take place at a largely vacant Olympic Stadium, rounding off 16 days of competition in mostly empty stadiums.

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