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Published:September 3rd, 2011 22:24 EST

USA Beats Iran in World Junior Water Polo Championships

By Suren Hossein

USA easily defeated Iran 17-1 in the qualification game for the places 9-10 of the 16th FINA World Men`s Junior Water Polo Championships on Saturday.  

Iran, who had finished in 18th place in the previous edition held in Sibenik, Croatia in 2009,has leapfrogged 8 places, comparatively to previous competition in which Iran was in 18th place. 

Periods: 3-0, 6-1, 3-0, 5-0 

USA: Bowen 4, Smith 4, Hambly 3, Rudoloh 2, Bonanni 2, Rascon 1, Hoversten 1 

IRAN: Bar Hordy 1 

A total of 20 teams took part in the competition held in Volos, Greece.