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.
The United States claimed its third straight women’s water polo World Championship crown and sixth overall with an 11-6 win over Spain on Friday.
The Netherlands, Hungary, Greece and Australia claimed the final four spots in the women’s water polo quarterfinals at the World Championships.
The United States, Russia, Spain and Italy claimed the first four spots in the women’s water polo quarterfinals 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.
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 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.
Four-time champion Sabadell (ESP) and 2015 champion Olympiacos (GRE) are on their way to the Final Four after gaining decisive away wins respectively.
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.
2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships – Water Polo July 16th-29th, 2017 Alfred Hajos National Swimming Stadium, Budapest, Hungary Draws Teams/Qualifying…
The U.S. defeated Hungary and will contest the gold medal final against Italy on Friday.
Hungary edged Australia in a nail-biter in their quarterfinal game in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, and will face the United States in the semifinals on Wednesday.