PR 34 - USA gets sixth title in the eighth edition

2011

Lausanne (SUI), June 20, 2011 – The team of USA got its sixth title (third consecutive) in the history of the eight editions of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League, by winning the Super Final of the 2011 competition, played in Tianjin (CHN), from June 14-19. In the decisive match, the North Americans beat Italy by 9-7, and revalidated the title, already obtained in 2004, 2006 & 2007, 2009 & 2010. In the history of the FINA Women’s World League, only two other nations got the gold, Greece in 2005 and Russia in 2008. Italy was also second in 2006.

For the third place, Australia was stronger than host China, triumphing by 7-5. The Australians only missed the podium of this competition twice, in 2004 and 2006. In the remaining places, Russia beat Canada by 14-9 for the fifth place, and Greece defeated Spain by 14-8 for the seventh spot of the competition.

The final ranking of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League 2011 is as follows:

1. United States of America (USA) USA
2. Italy (ITA) ITA
3. Australia (AUS) AUS
4. China (CHN) CHN
5. Russia (RUS) RUS
6. Canada (CAN) CAN
7. Greece (GRE) GRE
8. Spain (ESP) ESP



MEDALLISTS of the FINA Women’s World League
2004: 1. USA, 2. HUN, 3. ITA; 2005: 1. GRE, 2. RUS, 3. AUS; 2006: 1. USA, 2. ITA, 3. RUS; 2007: 1. USA, 2. AUS, 3. GRE; 2008: 1. RUS, 2. USA, 3. AUS; 2009: 1. USA, 2. CAN, 3. AUS; 2010: 1. USA, 2. AUS, 3. GRE; 2011: 1. USA, 2. ITA, 3. AUS


Men’s Super Final


The FINA Men’s Water Polo World League Super Final will be held on June 21-26, 2011 in Florence (ITA), also with the participation of the best eight teams of the preliminary rounds.  

PROGRAMME of the FINA Men’s World League 2011


Group A
Group B
USA (USA) USA
Australia (AUS) AUS
Serbia (SRB) SRB
Montenegro (MNE) MNE
China (CHN) CHN Canada (CAN) CAN
Italy (ITA) ITA Croatia (CRO) CRO


For the full schedule, click here


MEDALLISTS of the FINA Men’s World League
2002: 1. RUS, 2. ESP, 3. HUN; 2003: 1. SCG, 2. HUN, 3. ITA; 2004: 1. HUN, 2. SCG, 3. GRE; 2005: 1. SCG, 2. HUN, 3. GER; 2006: 1. SCG, 2. ESP, 3. GRE; 2007: 1. SRB, 2. HUN, 3. AUS; 2008: 1. SRB, 2. USA, 3. AUS; 2009: 1. MNE, 2. CRO, 3. SRB; 2010: 1. SRB, 2. MNE, 3. CRO