The United States, Russia, Spain and Italy claimed the first four spots in the women’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
Croatia, Hungary and Italy took control of their respective groups with victories on Wednesday in men’s water polo at the World Championships.
The American women beat one of their biggest rivals, the Dutch women 12-9 in group play on Tuesday at the World Championships.
Day 1 of men’s water polo at the World Championships began and ended with draws, while the middle six matches were won by a minimum of nine goals.
The World University Games men’s water polo gold medal is staying in Italy as the host team topped the United States 18-7 in the championship match Sunday.
Lopsided results were the story of the day as women’s water polo began at the World Championships on Saturday as the victors outscored their foes 178-38.
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Hungary claimed the World University Games women’s water polo title with an 8-7 victory over Italy, while Russia claimed the bronze with a 22-7 win.
Croatia is the defending men’s water polo World Champion, while Hungary and Serbia rounded out the podium in 2017. Croatia is looking for its third title.
The USA is the favorite to earn the 2019 women’s water polo title at the World Aquatic Championships. The Americans are the two-time defending champs.
Italy and Hungary nabbed spots in the World University Games women’s water polo final. with semifinal wins over Canada and Russia on Friday.
Granville, Ohio, native Gabrielle Brust will keep her talents inside the Buckeye state after committing to swim for Ohio University.
Great Britain claimed ninth place in the World University Games men’s water polo competition. France and Japan won, advancing to Friday’s fifth place match.
France claimed ninth place in women’s water polo at the Summer Universiade, while the fifth through eight place seeding matches also were played on Thursday.
Hungary, Italy, Russia and the United States are set to clash in the final race to the medal stand in men’s water polo at the World University Games.