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US beats Dutch to win women's world water polo title

US wins women's water polo gold at world championships, beating Netherlands 5-4

US beats Dutch to win women's world water polo title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) -- The United States women's water polo team won the world championship title Friday for the first time since 2009, beating the Netherlands 5-4 in the gold medal game.

With two goals from tournament MVP Rachel Fattal and a dominant goalkeeping performance from Ashleigh Johnson, who made a crucial last-minute save, the win puts the U.S. in a strong position as it prepares to try to retain its Olympic title next year.

After the U.S. win quieted a Russian crowd that strongly supported the Netherlands, head coach Adam Krikorian joined his players in the pool to celebrate.

Earlier, Italy won the bronze 5-4 on penalties after tying 7-7 with Australia.


Updated : 2021-09-23 15:02 GMT+08:00