The German water polo players showed themselves well from the inaugural bitter defeat at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Gouda.
The German water polo players showed that they had recovered well from their first bitter defeat at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Gouda / Netherlands and kept their slim chances of getting a ticket for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro (5-21 August). After beating European record champions Italy 3:16 on Monday, national team coach Milos Sekulic won 8: 5 (3: 2, 2: 1, 2: 1, 1: 1) against New Zealand on Tuesday.
The goals were shared by Bianca Seifert, Claudia Blumenkamp, Anica Ebel and Jimmy Verribili. “We left the chances at the end,” said team manager Hayek Khalil.
The DSV selection was raised in the qualifiers because the Cubans conceded. The last four starting positions will be allocated to Rio in Gouda, as teams must reach the semi-finals of the twelve-nation tournament. As a stark stranger in Group Two, Germany will meet hosts Russia, the Netherlands and France.