08 Aug 2021

Hungary takes the bronze in men’s water polo, beats Spain to it

As the Tokyo Olympics draws to an end, the fight gets tougher and tougher here. In the close bronze medal match, Hungary walked away with the bronze medal and took down Spain by 9-5. Hungary has been quite successful in water polo in the past and even has nine gold medals to prove that but the Bronze is also a win for the country who have been waiting for a medal in the event after their three straight Olympic titles from 2000 to 2008. In both the games afterward, London and Rio, Hungary finished fifth and missed out on the medal. 

In Tokyo, they have made a comeback to add one more bronze in the men’s event after Hungary’s women’s water polo team also won the bronze yesterday after beating the Russian team 11-9. Hungary owes their win to Marton Vamos who scored twice as well as Viktor Nagy who pulled off eight saves as they shrugged off the 9-6 loss to Greece in the semifinals.