Italy's women's national water polo team, a creditable silver. The United States won the final 12-5
Italy's women's water polo team claims silver. The water polo team coached by Fabio Conti, at the end of a fine tournament, eventually surrenders to the United States (12-5) in the Rio 2016 Olympic final. After the Americans made a flying start in the first quarter (4-1), the Italians proudly came back (1-2), before bowing down to the striking power of the opposition (4-1 in the third, 3-1 in the fourth quarters). Hitting the back of the net were Radicchi (2), Emmolo, Bianconi and Di Mario. This is the second medal, and first silver, at the Olympics for the Italian women's team, after gold in Athens in 2004. Italy's women's water polo team finished in 7th place at the London 2012 tournament.