The United States, Russia, Spain and Italy claimed the first four spots in the women’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
FINA WOMEN’S WATER POLO WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL June 4-9, 2019 Venue: Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary Time: UTC+2; 6 hours…
The FINA Women’s WP World League Super Final semifinals are set with the USA, Italy, Netherlands and Russia advancing through Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Italy and the United States both rounded out the group stage of the Super Final with 3-0 and will take the top seeds to the quarterfinals.
The United States kept itself atop Group B with a crushing 15-4 win over Canada. Italy, meanwhile, edged out the Netherlands 8-7, firmly planting itself in the Group A lead with six points.
After the opening day contests, the Netherlands and Italy sit atop Group A with three points apiece, while the Americans lead Group B with three points followed by Russia’s two.
Greece overcame Russia in a shootout and returns to the semis for the first time since 2012, while Hungary’s goalie stopped one against Italy in the dying seconds to secure the title-holders’ spot in the semifinals.
Kinef (RUS) stayed on Europe’s throne after managed to prevail against Sabadell (ESP) in a shootout in the final of the women’s Euro League in Kirishi. The bronze medal was also decided by penalties, here Orizzonte (ITA) defeated UVSE (HUN).
Italy remained undefeated with a 12-9 win over the Russian Federation in the semifinals of the women’s water polo tournament on Wednesday. They will contest the gold medal match on Friday against the winner of the USA-Hungary semifinal.
China fell to Italy in the quarterfinals of the women’s water polo tournament in Rio on Monday.
Here is the quick wrap-up of Day 3 of pool play in the women’s water polo tournament in Rio. With only eight teams, all will pass through to quarterfinals but the teams’ standings will determine their seedings.
Hungarian goalie Edina Gangl allowed just 5 goals as her team topped Italy 10-5 to move past the semifinal round at the 2016 European Water Polo Championships.