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Netherlands defeat US in women’s water polo

The Netherlands have defeated the United States 9-8 in the women’s water polo to win the gold medal.
The scores were level at 8-8 when the Netherlands scored with just 26 seconds to go.
Australia defeated Hungary to win the bronze medal.

9 years ago

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David Davies of Great Britain won the silver medal with a time of 1:51:53.1. Thomas Lurz of Germany won the bronze medal with a time of 1:51:53.6.

Anky van Grunsven from the Netherlands has won the gold medal in individual dressage.
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The silver medal was won by Cuban Yoanka Gonzalez and the bronze medal went to Leire Olaberria of Spain.

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Australia:
RECHICHI Elise
PARKINSON Tessa
Netherlands:
de KONING Marcelien
BERKHOUT Lobke
Brazil:
OLIVEIRA Fernanda
SWAN Isabel

The United States have won the gold medal in women’s eight rowing. The Netherlands won the silver medal and three time Olympic champions Romania won the bronze.
United States
CAFARO Erin
SHOOP Lindsay
GOODALE Anna
LOGAN Elle
CUMMINS Anne
FRANCIA Susan
LIND Caroline
DAVIES Caryn
WHIPPLE Mary
Netherlands
DEKKER Femke
SMULDERS Marlies
KINGMA Nienke
REPELAER van DRIEL Roline
van RUMPT Annemarieke
TANGER Helen
SIEGELAAR Sarah
de HAAN Annemiek
WORKEL Ester
Romania
BURCICA Constanta
SUSANU Vioric
SERBAN Rodica Maria
BARABAS [...]