Skrzecz Disappointment


Polish coach Roman Skrzecz is extremely disappointed about his side's sixth place finish at the Under-20 European Championships for Women in France.

Poland's tournament got off to a terrible start with a 65-56 defeat to Hungary and though they qualified for the knockout stage, tournament favourites Russia eliminated them in the quarter-finals.

The Poles beat Slovakia, but then Ukraine compounded their misery by beating them 82-77 in the fifth place game.

"I am not satisfied with sixth place in this tournament because our objective was to fight for a medal," Skrzecz said.

"We lost the key game against Hungary ... and we lost a game against a very strong team, Russia, who were definitely better than us."


Final Game: Russia 80 France 6401.08.2004
Game for 3rd Place: Czech Republic 70 Hungary 4701.08.2004
Most Valuable Player: Olexandra Gorbunova01.08.2004
Semi-Final: Hungary 48 France 6431.07.2004
Semi-Final: Russia 89 Czech Republic 7931.07.2004
Classification Games: 9th - 12th Place31.07.2004
Quarter-Finals: Russia 92 Poland 7430.07.2004

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