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Skrzecz Disappointment

05.08.2004

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."

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