The team of Russia defeated Greece in a thrilling final of the 12th FINA World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships, organised in Volos (GRE) from September 3-9, 2017. Despite being the only team unbeaten during the tournament, the Hellenic squad lost the decisive match by 16-17, not resisting to a long and dramatic session of penalties shootout, after a 9-9 draw at the end of the regular time. The Russian hero of the day was Bella Khamzaeva, who managed to keep her nerves solid and scored the last penalty for her team.

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