By M. Duncan Scott
ATHENS, Greece, August 29. RUSSIA beat the host country 6-5 to guaranty that all the medals in this tournament will come out of the same bracket.
All three teams that advanced from the bracket in which Team USA finished fourth will be on the medal podium. After classification wins over Australia and Italy, a squad ranked #2 in the world coming into the tournament based on its silver medal at last year’s world championships, the Americans could argue they were the fourth best team, despite their seventh place final position.
Olympic Aquatic Centre – SUN 29 AUG 2004 – Start Time: 16:00
RUS – Russia GRE – Greece
1 1st Quarter 1
3 2nd Quarter 1
1 3rd Quarter 2
1 4th Quarter 1
6 Full Time Score 5
Water Temperature: 27 ºC / 81 F