Hungary, Spain On Top at FINA Women’s Water Polo World League Euro Prelims

Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

Hungary beat Russia 12-9 on Monday January 29 in Budapest (HUN) when the teams gathered to play the third European round of the 2018 season of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World League. Hungary takes the lead of the ranking with 6 points, 2 wins and 1 lost. The game started well for Hungary, while the last two quarters went better for the Russians (4-1, 3-2, 3-4, 2-2).

Spain also collected another 3 points to rank second with 6 points too, defeating the Netherlands 11-8 (2-3, 4-2, 4-2, 1-1) on Tuesday January 30 in Ede (NED).

Provisional ranking

1. HUN 6pts, 2. ESP 6 pts; 3. RUS 3 pts; 4. NED 3 pts

The fourth round of the Women’s World League will be played on February 27.

The men’s European prelims resumes on February 12 and 13.

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press Release courtesy of FINA.

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