Russia won its third World Women’s Junior Water Polo crown on Sunday with an 11-5 victory over the Netherlands, following titles in 2009 and 2017.
The 2019 World Women’s Junior Water Polo title will go to either the defending champion Russia or the 2017 bronze medalists from the Netherlands.
After four days of pool play, the United States, Netherlands, Russia and Greece topped the four groups, earning free passes to Friday’s quarterfinal round.
Italy and Hungary nabbed spots in the World University Games women’s water polo final. with semifinal wins over Canada and Russia on Friday.
Canada, Hungary, Italy and Russia are in the hunt for podium spots in women’s water polo at the World University Games after quarterfinal wins on Wednesday.