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Golden Gwangju: Ashleigh Johnson of the United States

photos credit: Getty Images     The 2019 FINA World Championships featured many emotions for the victorious USA women’s water polo team. The return of key players, the joy of winning a title, the opportunity to advance their sport and their support of each other in the face of tragedy.   Ashleigh Johnson wasn’t there

World Championships: Women’s Finals: The USA is the Champion

The first match today started at 2pm for 7th place. The Dutch team met with Greece. The Netherlands won over Greece with a final score of 9-11. The Netherlands placed 7th, and the Greece placed 8th at the 2019 World Championships. The next placement match was between Russia and Italy where

World Championships: Women’s Semifinals: United States and Spain are in the Finals

During the first placement match for 13th place, China won over New Zealand 14-12. Both teams played a great game. They were playing very professionally until the very end. This match was the teams' last performance where China finished 11th and New Zealand is 12th at the World Championships. The second

World Championship: Women’s Placement Match 2: Japan Beat South Africa

Japan and South Africa's standing was determined by today's placement match for 13th place. The Japanese team was playing extremely well beating South Africa 21-2. The Japanese team finished the competition in 13th place, and South Africa is 14th. This is SA's best ever finish at a world championship having ended no

World Championships: Women’s Quarterfinals 1: USA is Semifinalist

(YT: 2016 Olympics: Pac-12 well represented on USA Women's Water Polo team) The first quarterfinal match was between the United States and Greece. The first two quarters were definitely in the USA's favor, then Greece ended the third quarter with 2-2-, but unfortunately that was not enough to catch up. Also,

World Championships: Women’s Classification Match 2: Kazakhstan vs. New Zealand

In the first quarter, Kazakhstan started easily with a score of 4-6. Their tactics and defense were great. New Zealand then started catching up in the second quarter (6-8), but Kazakhstan's goalkeeper was always on point. Vanda Orosz (WPNews) The third and fourth quarter was more in favor of New Zealand as

World Championships: Women’s Placement Matches: South Korea lost to Cuba

The South Korean women's water polo team came into its first world championships with the objective of scoring one goal. That seems modest as the teams was established just two months ago, but has scored six goal in Gwangju. After losing all three preliminary games, and Cuba also losing the preliminary games,

World Championships: Women’s Crossover Matches: Hungary in the Quarterfinals

Attila Bíró's team beat New Zealand 17-6, so the team will play against Italy on Monday, 22 July.   Photo: Tamás Kovács/MTI   Attila Bíró was not afraid to say it out loud that he expects his team to pay attention, have self confidence in winning, and a great preparation for the match with

World Championships: Women’s Preliminary Round 3

The last day of women's preliminary rounds have finished. Spain, Italy, United States of America and Russia have advanced to the quarterfinals of the FINA World Championships. In the morning, Spain was the first qualifier, winning its third consecutive match in Group C, downing Cuba 19-6. Beatriz Ortiz top-scored with four goals