Lausanne (SUI), July 9, 2007 – It was the third victory of the Americans in the four editions of the World League (they had previously triumphed in 2004 and 2006), and the confirmation of their first place also at the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne (AUS).
For the bronze medal, Greece, winner in 2005, defeated Canada by 6-4, while Spain got the fifth place after a 19-8 victory over China.
Like in 2006, the best overall scorer of the World League was the Spanish Blanca Gil, with 36 goals. She was followed by Australian Kate Gynther (25) and by two Greeks, Antigoni Roumpesi and Angeliki Gerolymou, both with 21. In the 45 games of the competition, were scored 858 goals.
Except the six finalists, seven other teams ha
d participated in the preliminaries of the 2007 FINA Women’s Water Polo World League: Germany, Hungary, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Russia.
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FINAL WOMEN’S RANKING & PRIZE MONEY
1 USA US$ 50,000
2 AUS US$ 40,000
3 GRE US$ 30,000
4 CAN US$ 20,000
5 ESP US$ 15,000
6 CHN US$ 10,000
+ US$ 10,000 for each of the seven teams eliminated in the Preliminaries
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