It is the first gold for Spain at the event and also the first time for a host country to win the women's water polo title in the championships, reports a news website.

From the beginning of the match on Friday, Spain looked confident and was good in their defense, especially goalkeeper Laura Ester, who blocked a penalty.

Hungary took bronze after beating Russia 10-8.

Spain won the silver medal at the London Olympics when they were defeated by the US in the final while Australia claimed bronze.

(Agencies)

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