Olympic Qualification in Astrakhan: Russian and Sweden to Rio

Olympic Qualification in Astrakhan: Russian and Sweden to Rio

Olympic Qualification Tournament 3. in Astrakhan: Russia, Poland, Sweden, Mexico


Poland –  Russia 25 – 27 (11 – 11)

Topscorers: Monika Kobylinska (POL) 5 goals and Anna Vyakhireva (RUS) 7 goals

Best player of the match: Anna Vyakhireva (RUS)

Poland was close to make another dark day for Trefilov and his team, but after a tight race Sedoykina with two important saves and Vyakhireva with a decisive goal took the victory in a match which was decided in the very last seconds.


Sweden –  Mexico 41 – 20 (21 – 9)

Topscorers: Louise Sand (SWE) 5 goals and Itzel Aguirre (MEX) 8 goals


Poland –  Sweden 24 – 30 (12 – 16)

Topscorers: Alexandra Zych (POL) 6 goals and Jenny Alm (SWE) 6 goals

Russia – Mexico 37 – 17 (17 – 11)

Topscorers: Polina Gorshkova (RUS) 6 goals and Selene Hernandez Sifuentes(MEX) 5 goals



Russia –  Sweden 37 – 29 (15 – 10)

Topscorers:  Daria Dmitrieva and Anna Viakhireva(RUS) 7 goals each and Isabelle Gulldæn (SWE) 8 goals

Russia made it clear way to Rio by beating all the three opponents at the QT, this time Sweden had to see themselfs defeated in Astrakhan by Trefilov and his team.

Best player of the match: Daria Dmitrieva (RUS)

Mexico –  Poland 14 – 36 (5 – 18)

Topscorers: Berenice Garduno Esquivel(MEX) 6 goals and Katarzina Kolodziejska(POL)8  goals

Poland managed to beat Mexico, but this was not enough to qualify to Rio.

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