Water Polo: US women's team extend dominance with third consecutive gold

7/8/2021 2:41:00 PM

Water Polo: US women's team extend dominance with third consecutive gold

Water Polo: US women's team extend dominance with third consecutive gold

TOKYO : The United States women's water polo team won a third consecutive Olympic gold medal on Saturday, overcoming a string of setbacks on the road to Tokyo to extend their dominance in the sport.The team crushed Spain https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/water-polo-hungary-win-bronze-after-beating-

TOKYO : The United States women's water polo team won a third consecutive Olympic gold medal on Saturday, overcoming a string of setbacks on the road to Tokyo to extend their dominance in the sport.The team crushed Spain https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/water-polo-hungary-win-bronze-after-beating-russian-team-2021-08-07 14-5 in the final to take gold. The U.S. women have finished on the podium at every Games since women's water polo was added to the Olympic programme in 2000.

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Olympics-Water polo-US women take gold with win over SpainTOKYO : The United States beat Spain to win the gold medal in the women's water polo competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.Spain were awarded silver, while Hungary earned bronze after beating the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team earlier in the day. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in GoBack2YourHomeCountry #superStupid TOKYO2020

Olympics-Water polo-US survive ROC fright to reach final against SpainTOKYO : The United States will play for a third consecutive women's water polo Olympic gold medal after edging a determined Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team 15-11 on Thursday to set up a showdown with European champions Spain.Spain, silver medallists behind the U.S. at London 2012, moved into the fina

Olympics-Water polo-US women take gold with win over SpainTOKYO : The United States beat Spain to win the gold medal in the women's water polo competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.Spain were awarded silver, while Hungary earned bronze after beating the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team earlier in the day. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in GoBack2YourHomeCountry #superStupid TOKYO2020

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Olympics-Water polo-US survive ROC fright to reach final against SpainTOKYO : The United States will play for a third consecutive women's water polo Olympic gold medal after edging a determined Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team 15-11 on Thursday to set up a showdown with European champions Spain.Spain, silver medallists behind the U.S. at London 2012, moved into the fina

LinkedIn TOKYO : The United States women's water polo team won a third consecutive Olympic gold medal on Saturday, overcoming a string of setbacks on the road to Tokyo to extend their dominance in the sport.LinkedIn TOKYO : The United States beat Spain to win the gold medal in the women's water polo competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.LinkedIn TOKYO : The United States will play for a third consecutive women's water polo Olympic gold medal after edging a determined Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team 15-11 on Thursday to set up a showdown with European champions Spain.LinkedIn TOKYO : The United States beat Spain to win the gold medal in the women's water polo competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

The team crushed Spain https://www.reuters. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon) Source: Reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/water-polo-hungary-win-bronze-after-beating-russian-team-2021-08-07 14-5 in the final to take gold. at London 2012, moved into the final with a clinical 8-6 win over Hungary, who had earlier provided the shocker of Games in the water polo pool when they upset the top-ranked Americans in the preliminaries. The U.S.

women have finished on the podium at every Games since women's water polo was added to the Olympic programme in 2000.S. "There's going be a lot of talk about the three gold medals," coach Adam Krikorian said."The reality is, this was the very first gold medal for this team." Continuity came from players such as captain Maggie Steffens, 28, who broke the all-time Olympic scoring record https://www.S.reuters.

com/lifestyle/sports/water-polo-days-after-breaking-nose-steffens-breaks-scoring-record-2021-07-30 during the Games - while playing with a broken nose. Athletes have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced a year's delay to the Games and the U.S.S. women's squad have also suffered other misfortunes. In 2019, team member Kaleigh Gilchrist was injured in an accident https://www. "We've had a lot of success but this team hasn't done anything yet, we haven't won a medal yet; I think we are looking for the opportunity of fighting for one.

reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-nightclub-idUSKCN1UM01B in South Korea when the balcony of a nightclub collapsed. "I didn't know I was going to make this roster and coming back from injury and losing mentors and dealing with panic and PTSD, it was a lot," said Gilchrist. will be counting on Musselman to maintain her scoring touch against a Spanish team that plays tough, physical defence. "This extra year might have helped me grow and be able to compete the way I wanted to win these Games," she said. The physical and mental strain the Olympics places on athletes has been widely discussed in Tokyo.

The players in water polo, one of the toughest sports, say they lean on team mates for support. coach Adam Krikorian. "Throughout all of the adversity that we faced we felt strong together and I'm glad that we showed up in this moment together," said goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson. (Reporting by Sam Nussey and Simon Jennings; editing by Clare Fallon) Source: Reuters .