Chengdu Universiade | China takes women's water polo title-Xinhua

Chengdu Universiade | China takes women's water polo title

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Editor: huaxia

2023-08-07 22:20:17

Wang Shiyun (L) of China competes against Italy in the women's water polo final at the Chengdu Universiade, August 7, 2023. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

CHENGDU, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- China beat Italy 12-7 in the final to claim gold in the women's water polo at the World University Games here on Monday.

"The girls withstood the pressure in the final, and they performed perfectly," said China coach Wang Jun, adding that she believes the water polo will be developed well in the future.

Earlier on Monday, Australia won the bronze medal after a 7-6 victory over Japan.

Team China poses for photo during the awarding ceremony. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

"I am so happy. It is hard to win this game, but we made it," said Australia player Lucinda Marsh Josephine.

In men's water polo, Greece finished fifth after a 12-10 win against Germany while China came seventh after a 9-7 victory against Japan.

Italy will meet Hungary in the men's water polo final on Tuesday. 


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