The United States women’s water polo team claimed its sixth World Championship title, while Italy was crowned as the men’s champion for the fourth time.
It will be a rematch of the 2017 women’s water polo World Championships when the USA and Spain meet on Friday. Australia and Hungary will meet for bronze.
The American women beat one of their biggest rivals, the Dutch women 12-9 in group play on Tuesday 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…
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.
The United States became the first women’s team to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic water polo history.