Olga Kamardina, FINA Correspondent in Budapest

Competition Day 2 of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final, kicked off in Budapest on June, 4, saw three clear wins and 1 surprising outcome, presented by the “SetteRossa”. Top water polo power of the Group “A”, the Netherlands, did not find enough arguments against energic Italians to currently rank second behind their mighty opponents. “Aussie stingers” on their part, unexpectedly found themselves working up a sweat contesting China, however they have survived pretty well. In the Group “B”, defending World League, World Cup, World and Olympic champions of the USA met no major challenges brushing Canada, which suffered their second defeat in a row. Host nation Hungary was up to another survival test in the match-up against Russia and could not pass it, inspite of the amazing crowd's support at the Duna Arena. 

FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Super Final 2019

Competition results

Day 2 5 June, 2019

Match #5. A 15:00 AUS Australia vs. CHN People's Republic of China 10-8 (2-2, 2-1, 3-3, 3-2)

Match #8. B 16:45 USA United States of America vs. CAN Canada 15-4 (6-0, 3-2, 4-2, 2-0)

Match #7. A 18:30 NED Netherlands vs. ITA Italy 7-8 (2-1, 2-2, 1-3, 2-2)

Match #6. B 20:15 RUS Russian Federation – HUN Hungary 14-9 (4-3, 3-1, 2-1, 5-4)

Progress points after Competition Day 2:

Group A: Italy 6, Netherlands 3, Australia 3, China 0

Group B: USA 6, Russia 5, Canada 1, Hungary 0.