Greece is one win away from its first men’s water polo medal at the Olympics.
Konstantinos Genidounias scored five goals to lead Greece to a 10-4 victory over Montenegro in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games, and Spain also advanced with a 12-8 win against the United States on Wednesday.
Greece is going for its first medal at the Olympics. It has come close before, losing to Russia in the bronze medal match in 2004. It finished sixth at the Rio Games.
Next up is the winner of the Croatia-Hungary quarterfinal. Genidounias said winning a medal for Greece “means absolutely everything.”
“We’re not fighting for just the 13 of us and the coaching staff,” he said. “We’re fighting for Greece. It would mean everything for us.”