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Result: China edge out Greece on penalties in final match

China secure sixth place in the women's water polo at the World Swimming Championship with a penalty shootout victory over Greece after a 9-9 draw in Kazan.

China have finished on a high in the women's water polo at the World Swimming Championship as a 13-12 penalty shootout triumph over Greece in Kazan this afternoon saw them secure sixth place.

Niu Guannan capped a fine performance with five goals to lead her side to victory and help China secure back-to-back wins to end the tournament after Wednesday's victory over Spain.

China led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter but a double from Ioanna Charalampidi and an Eleftheria Plevritou goal saw Greece level the scores at 5-5 by half time.

The second half was just as tight as the first, and when the scores finished level on 9-9 at the end of the fourth quarter it was left to a penalty shootout to decide the match.

China goalkeeper Yang Jun was the hero as she saved efforts from Plevritou and Christina Tsoukala to win the match in dramatic fashion.

Later today, Australia will face Italy to determine who secures the bronze medal before USA and the Netherlands go head to head for the gold.

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Saturday's key events

· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

· The men's road race should be a wide-open thriller, with Team GB among those going for gold (3am-10am)

· Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are among the names in action on the opening day of tennis (from 3am)

· Adam Peaty and many others get their Olympics campaigns underway on the opening day of swimming (11am-12.50pm)

· Team GB's women try to make it two wins from two against hosts Japan (11.30am)
· Netherlands and Brazil, who scored 15 goals between them on matchday one, face off (12pm)
· World champions USA look to bounce back from a shock opening defeat against New Zealand (12.30pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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