Croatia, Hungary and Italy took control of their respective groups with victories on Wednesday in men’s water polo at the World Championships.
The USA Men’s National Team suffered their first loss at the 2019 FINA World Championship dropping a 17-7 decision to defending gold medalist Croatia.
The American women beat one of their biggest rivals, the Dutch women 12-9 in group play on Tuesday at the World Championships.
Day 1 of men’s water polo at the World Championships began and ended with draws, while the middle six matches were won by a minimum of nine goals.
USA kicked off Worlds with a 16-7 win over Kazakhstan, and SwimSwam photog Rafael Domeyko was there to capture the action
Per The Korea Herald, a Japanese spectator allegedly took illicit footage of women’s water polo players from a restricted area.
In the history books Spain will appear as the first-ever winner of the women’s U15 European Water Polo Championships, with a 14-13 shootout win over Russia.
The World University Games men’s water polo gold medal is staying in Italy as the host team topped the United States 18-7 in the championship match Sunday.
Lopsided results were the story of the day as women’s water polo began at the World Championships on Saturday as the victors outscored their foes 178-38.
South Korea fielded its first-ever women’s water polo team – comprised of all swimmers – all but one of whom is in their teams.
World University Games Water Polo – Men July 2-14, 2019 Naples, Italy Time: UTC +2; 6 hours earlier than ET…
Hungary claimed the World University Games women’s water polo title with an 8-7 victory over Italy, while Russia claimed the bronze with a 22-7 win.
The two-time defending World Champion USA women’s water polo team defeated New Zealand 22-3 backed by five goals from Stephania Haralabidis.
Sarah Sjostrom’s 3 gold, 1 silver medal performance at the 2017 World Championships earned her $75,000 in prize money individually.
Croatia is the defending men’s water polo World Champion, while Hungary and Serbia rounded out the podium in 2017. Croatia is looking for its third title.