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Water polosters make history with biggest Olympic result ever | Olympics

The Dutch water polo shirts have written Olympic history today. Arno Havenga’s team crushed South Africa (33-1) and booked the largest polozege ever at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The previous record was 29-4.




The monster score against polo-dreumes South Africa meant the second victory for the Orange. Previously, the Olympic champion lost to Australia (13-12), after which a great victory was booked over European champion Spain (14-13).

Havenga wants to compete with his team in the Japanese capital for the medals. Due to the victory over South Africa, the Orange squad already reached the quarterfinals, which are scheduled for Tuesday. The last group match against Canada will follow on Sunday. With a win, the Orange will at least finish in the top 2, which means that top favorite United States, winner of the gold in 2012 and 2016, will be avoided in the quarterfinals.

The Dutch women conquered Olympic gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, but they were unable to qualify for London 2012 and Rio 2016. It also took the Havenga team trouble to make it to Tokyo. Only at the last qualifying tournament, at the beginning of this year in the Italian city of Trieste, we managed to get a ticket.

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Water polosters make history with biggest Olympic result ever | Olympics
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