OLYMPICS US wins women's water polo gold at Tokyo Olympics


US wins women's water polo gold at Tokyo Olympics


16:56, August 07, 2021

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) - The United States smashed Spain 14-5 to retain its women's water polo title at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Saturday.

USA's players celebrate winning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's water polo gold medal match between Spain and the USA at the Tatsumi Water Polo Centre in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

With nine players scoring goals, Americans dominated the match from the very beginning at the Tatsumi Water Polo Center, starting with a 4-1 first quarter before taking a 12-4 advantage into the last quarter over the Spanish side that finished fifth at Rio 2016.

Hungary edged the Russian Olympic Committee team 11-9 to get the bronze, thanks to three goals from Vanda Valyi.

China placed eighth following a defeat to Canada 16-7 in the classification.

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