Rio Olympics 2016: USA's women beat Italy 12-5 to retain water polo gold

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USA retain women's water polo title

The United States successfully defended their women's water polo gold medal after beating Italy 12-5 in the final.

Kiley Neushul, 23, scored three goals for USA, who had topped Group B with three wins out of three and beat Brazil and Hungary in the knockout stages.

Federica Radicchi got two goals for Italy but a 4-1 scoreline after the first quarter meant they were left playing catch-up throughout.

Earlier, Russia took bronze by beating Hungary 19-18.

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