Greece wins Women’s World Deaf Basketball Championship

In Poland, the Greek national team claimed gold at the 2019 Women’s World Deaf Basketball Championship, defeating Lithuania 51-42 in the final to emerge victorious.

On Saturday, Greece took on the Lithuanians in the final, with the players gradually increasing their advantage over the course of the game to earn the gold medal. Initially, Lithuania kept the game level at 9-9 in the first quarter, but the Greeks moved five points ahead by half time and were up by 10 after the third frame.

In the box seat, the team wasn’t prepared to concede the initiative, holding the opponents at bay in the fourth period to win 51-42.

GREECE W: Chaina (10), Sarakatsani (3), Agagiotou (5), Kotsirea, Spinou (7), Mellini, Verani (1), Voudouri, Katsiafti (10), Patera (15).
Coach: Athina Zerva.

In recent years, the Greek deaf women’s national team has been dominant in the sport, winning the 2016 European Championship in Thessaloniki and the 2017 Deaf Olympic Games in Samsun.