US Olympic Women's Water Polo Team 2012: Top 5 Obstacles to Winning Gold

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US Olympic Women's Water Polo Team 2012: Top 5 Obstacles to Winning Gold
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The U.S. women's water polo team is ranked No. 1 in the world, but some tough competition lies ahead at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

On a high note, the American women are the only team to win a medal in water polo each Summer Games since the sport was added to the Olympics in 2000. The downside, however, comes from Team USA's having yet to bring home the gold.

That said, with a new coach in Adam Krikorian since the 2008 Beijing Games, the U.S. are expected to take first prize. Here, let's break down the top threats they'll face in the pool.

 

Women's water polo world rankings courtesy of FINA.

View of FINA women's water polo results.

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