Naples 2019. Water polo. Women. The Russian national team becomes the bronze medalist of the Universiade!

Today the water polo tournament among women's teams has ended. In the final game the teams from Hungary and Italy met. A heavy confrontation was simmering on the pitch. The hosts of the tournament did not want to concede the first place to the Hungarians, and the Hungarians did not want to concede the first place to the hosts. The game ended with a score of 8:9. The initiative in the game several times passed from the hands of one team to the hands of another, until the swing of this game stopped. In the last period, the Hungarians managed to develop the advantage to two goals. A minute before the end of the game, the Italians scored the ball, reducing the gap to one goal, repelled the Hungarian attack. There were 15 seconds left until the end of the game, during which time the Italian team did not have time to play anything and the one-goal gap remained on the scoreboard at the final score.

Teams from Canada and Russia met in the game for third place. From the very beginning of the game, the Russians held the advantage. The first period ended with a score of 6:1 in favor of Russia. During the game, the gap in the score only increased. The score after the final whistle is 22:7.

Good, high-quality game! Deserved victory! Proud as my children!

Sergey Markic, head coach of the Russian national team

RussianAquatics Press Service / Pavel Savchenko

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