In the early days, the players rode on floating barrels that resembled mock horses, and swung at the ball with mallet-like sticks. This made it similar to equestrian polo, hence its name.
Americans won their first ever Olympic women’s water polo title. United States secured gold in the women’s Water Polo final at London 2012 against Spain. Americans finished 3rd in 2004 and 2nd in 2000 and 2008.
USA women make a splash for Water Polo Gold – full replay.
YouTube video, “a guide to water polo“, uploaded by TommyGunn54 on Mar 23, 2007 ~”A simple explanation of why water polo is the toughest sport on earth. It’s my first video I’ve ever made. The song is “The Show Must Go On” by Queen. I think it captures the game of water polo well.”