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USA reigns supreme at the Super Final for the 13th time

by ZwemZa on June 10th, 2019

The ultimate day of the 2019 FINA Women’s World League Super Final in Budapest saw the overall and defending champion USA collecting their next gold. In a spectacular end to the busy water polo week, American powerhouse won a historic sixth straight and 13th overall gold, on a narrow margin defeating Italy in a re-play of 2014 Kunshan’s gold medal match and Olympic Game’s final of 2016, 10-9. Italians scored their 4th runner-up finish, as Russia ended on the bronze, 10-7.

No sensations were registered in the lower part of the chart in the consolation finals, where Australia edged out home girls Hungary for the 5th place, 7-12, and Canada showed strength against China to land on the 7th, 13-10.

4 individual trophies were handed out during the awarding ceremony to see two American water polo legends atop of the MVP’s chart – Makenzie Fischer received the prize for the Gold medals match, and her teammate Maddeline Musselman – for the 2019 Super Final, as the scorers ranking saw Hungarian captain Rita Keszthelyi and Maud Megens of the Netherlands atop finishing on 17 goals apiece. One more Dutch Laura Aarts awarded the Best goalkeeper’s prize of the tournament to go along with the ones she received at the European championships-2018.

Final placings:

1. USA
2. Italy
3. Russia
4. Netherlands
5. Australia
6. Hungary
7. Canada
8. China

Finals / Day 6 / 9 June, 2019

Match#21 Rank 7 – 8 CHN People's Republic of China vs. CAN Canada 10 – 13 (4-2, 2-4, 1-2, 3-5)

Match#22 Rank 5 – 6 HUN Hungary vs. AUS Australia 7 – 12 (3-2, 2-3, 0-3, 2-4)

Match#23 Rank 3 – 4 NED Netherlands vs. RUS Russian Federation 7 – 10 (2-3, 2-1, 2-4, 1-2)

Match #24. Rank 1 – 2 USA United States of America vs. ITA Italy 10-9 (2-2, 1-2, 4-2, 3-3)

Olga Kamardina, FINA Correspondent in Budapest

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