Olympic water polo: US women sink Spain for gold

Updated: Aug 10, 2012, 04:06 AM IST

London: Beijing silver medalist the US took its first Olympic gold in women`s water polo Thursday, sinking Spain 8-5 in the final.

Maggie Steffens, 19, scored five times to claim her prize as the tournament`s top scorer and steer her team to victory.

Australia took the bronze medal by beating Hungary 13-11 earlier in the day.