Gold for the Spanish waterpolo team in Barcelona FINA World Championships

Celebrations all round

The Spanish waterpolo team have claimed Spain’s first gold medal at the fifteenth FINA World Championship Barcelona 2013.

The team coached by Miki Oca overcame Australia in an 8-6 victory to become the first team to claim the world championship title on home soil. The Bernat Picornell Pool stands filled with 4,500 spectators and in Spain, it become the second most watched show on TV with 1,220,000 viewers. The Barcelona-Santos match came in first.

It was hailed Spain’s best performance yet and the team reportedly thoroughly enjoyed themselves, not only in the final but throughout the competition.

Spain have received gold, Australia silver and Greece bronze having beaten Russia in their third place decider match. Further prizes were handed out to Holland’s Lieke Klaasen for top scorer (25) and Spanish Jennifer Pareja was crowned best player of the World Championships.

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