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Friday, December 18, 2015, 15:08

China qualifies for Olympic water polo tourney

By Xinhua
China qualifies for Olympic water polo tourney
Zhang Weiwei of C hina hits back during a water polo tournament between China and Japan in Foshan, Guangdong province, Dec 17. (Photo by Mao Siqian / China Daily)

FOSHAN, China - China beat Japan for the second time in a two-team play-off for a berth at the Rio Olympics women's water polo tournament on Thursday.

The Chinese women, who won 14-8 in the first leg on Tuesday, overcame the rivals 9-6 to make it to the Olympics.

Chinese keeper Yang Jun was voted the Most Valuable Player of the playoff.

In the men's qualifying tournament here, Iran beat Saudi Arabia 18-9, Japan edged Kazakhstan 9-8.

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