Hungary captured its first men’s water polo world crown in a decade with its 14-13 penalty shootout victory over Greece on Saturday.
The Netherlands ended a 32-year drought by winning the women’s world title in thrilling fashion over Italy on Friday in Fukuoka.
The Hungarians got by Spain with an epic finish in the World Championship semi-finals, with Krisztian Manhercz scoring the winner with seconds remaining.
The Hungarians ousted the United States by a final score of 13-12 to advance to the semi-finals of the men’s water polo tournament in Fukuoka.
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The stage has been set for the gold medal game at the 2023 World Championships in women’s water polo, with the Dutch and Italians teams set to square off.
The American women face Canada for fifth place on Tuesday, but they’ll miss the podium at a major international event for the first time in a decade.
After 2 rounds of men’s water polo pool play, USA, Greece, Italy, Hungary, and Spain are the only undefeated teams.
Sofia Giustini scored 4 goals for Italy in its win over South Africa on Tuesday.
15 athletes were selected to represent the USA for men’s water polo. Only 13 can be active players each day.
Montenegro, Croatia, and USA won lopsided matches in pool play on Day 1 of men’s water polo in Fukuoka.
After losing their three group matches, the Hungarian boys produced one of the greatest comebacks in the history of any European Water Polo Championships.
Water polo is officially underway in Fukuoka! The first day of action featured initial women’s pool play matches.
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