Never count out the Spanish women.
Spain stormed back from a 17-point deficit in the final quarter on Sunday to stun Poland in the bronze medal game of the European Championships and qualify for the Olympics for the first time in their history.
Pre-tournament favourites Russia ended Spain´s dream run at the European Championships on Saturday night to reach the final - and qualify for the Olympics.
Riding the hot hands of Olga Artechina and Elena Baranova, who repeatedly hurt the Spanish with three-point shots at crucial times, Vadim Kapranov´s troops returned to a title game for the third year running.
Spain are looking to make history by qualifying for next year's Olympic Games with a win over Russia in Saturday night's European Championships semi-finals.
The Spaniards, unbeaten in this summer´s tournament, were nearly sent packing in the quarter-finals by Serbia & Montenegro but they eventually took the lead at the end of the third period and then completed a 76-74 triumph.
Spain claimed a remarkable 76-64 victory over Serbia & Montenegro on Friday in the last quarter-final of the European Championships to set up a rematch with Group B opponents Russia.
Vicente Rodriguez´s troops came into the game unbeaten but they trailed until late in the third quarter when inspiration from the most unlikely source helped them move past the Serbo-Montenegrins.
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