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USA steamroll to Olympic qualifiers gold

Finishing off their successful week in style Team USA captured the gold medal at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Gouda, Netherlands on Monday beating Italy 11-6 in the final. After a tough opening period the Adam Krikorian coached girls walked away from their opponents in solid fashion. Russia took the bronze medal proving too strong for Spain 4-10. Hosts Netherlands, following their hartbreaking loss in the quarterfinals went on to finish 5th topping Greece 9-7 while Canada took 7th place on a 6-11 win over France. The draw for the 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Trieste (ITA), after the conclusion of the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament on 10 April.


2016 Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
Gouda (NED)

Day 8 - Monday March 28 (final classification):

France vs. Canada 6-11 (1-3, 1-2, 3-4, 1-2) - 7th place
Netherlands vs. Greece 9-7 (2-3, 3-2, 4-2, 0-0) - 5th place
Spain vs. Russia 4-10 (1-5, 2-2, 0-0, 1-3) - bronze medal
USA vs. Italy 11-6 (3-4, 2-1, 3-0, 3-1) - gold medal

Final rankings

1. United States
2. Italy
3. Russia
4. Spain
5. Netherlands
6. Spain
7. Canada
8. France
9. Japan
10. Germany
11. New Zealand
12. South Africa

The first four teams qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games.

 
Seeding for the draw:

Line 1: Hungary, Australia

Line 2: United States, Italy

Line 3: Russia, China

Line 4: Spain, Brazil

The draw will be held in Trieste (ITA), after the conclusion of the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament on 10 April.

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