USA women clinch 8th world water polo title

February 17, 2024
The United States women's water polo team secured their eighth world title by narrowly defeating Hungary 8-7 in the final match

Doha, Feb 17 (IANS) The United States women’s water polo team secured their eighth world title by narrowly defeating Hungary 8-7 in the final match at the World Aquatics Championships on Friday.

Heading into the fourth quarter, the final was deadlocked at 5-5. However, the U.S. rallied with crucial goals from Rachel Fattal, Maggie Steffens, and Ryann Neushul, propelling them to an 8-5 lead. Despite Hungary’s late surge, the U.S. held on to secure the victory with a final score of 8-7.

This victory also marks the United States’ fifth title in the last six World Aquatics Championships, solidifying their reputation as a powerhouse in water polo.

Earlier in the day, Spain secured the bronze medal by defeating Greece 10-9.

–IANS

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