USA wins FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final

Posted on:13 Jun 2016 17:45:28

USA wins FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final
13 June 2016 Current Affairs GK: The USA Women’s Senior National Team on 12 June 2016 won gold at the FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final. The team defeated Spain 13-9 in the championship match in Shanghai, China.

The victory marks the United States’ third straight FINA World League Super Final title and 10th overall.On the other hand, Australia defeated China 11-3 for the bronze medal.

FINA Water Polo World League : The FINA Water Polo World League is an international water polo league organized by FINA, which plays annually. League play features continental tournaments for men and women, from which the top teams emerge to play in the Super Final where the league champion team is crowned.Men's league play began in 2002 to capitalize on increased worldwide popularity of water polo created by the 2000 Olympic Games.The women’s league was added in 2004, based on growing interest in women's play.

FINA :  International Swimming Federation (FINA) is the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in Aquatics. It was founded on 19 July 1908 at the end of the 1908 Summer Olympics by the Belgian, British, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian and Swedish Swimming Federations. It is one of several international federations which administer a given sport/discipline for the IOC and/or international community. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

FINA currently oversees competition in five aquatics sports: swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming.

 

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