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Review: Gold for Team USA in women’s water polo competition at Worlds (Includes first-hand account)

On July 26, Team USA won the gold medal in the women’s water polo tournament at the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. This marks Team USA’s sixth championship title.

They defeated Spain in the final, where Team USA won with a score of 11-6. Spain was the runner-up in the water polo competition claiming the silver medal. Australia came in third place with the bronze medal beating Hungary with a score of 10-9, and as a result, Hungary finished in fourth place.

The roster of athletes of the women’s U.S. water polo team includes Amanda Longan, Kiley Neushul, Madeline Musselman, Aria Fischer, Melissa Seidemann, Kaleigh Gilchrist, Rachel Fattal, Makenzie Fischer, Paige Hauschild, Alys Williams, Maggie Steffens, Ashleigh Johnson and Stephania Haralabidis.

As of August 1, the men’s and women’s national water polo teams have arrived in Lima, Peru, where they will be competing at the 2019 Pan American Games.

In July of 2018, Digital Journal chatted with water polo player Maggie Steffens, who is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games), and now, a three-time world champion (2015, 2017 and 2019).

To learn more about American water polo star Maggie Steffens, check out her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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