Spain was proclaimed world champion in men's water polo, defeating a black beast.

With the hunger of disappointments, of the defeats in the three great finals that had faced them,

David Martín

's team defeated Italy in a final decided by penalties (9-9, 6-5 in the decisive fate) to recover in Budapest a center that pursued for two decades.

Edu Lorrio



's stop at

Giacomo Cannella

's launch

It allowed Spain to ascend to that peak that it had been groping in recent times.

The one that resisted since he fired the best generation in its history.

The one that won three golds in a row in a prodigious five years (the Olympic in Atlanta 1996, the World Cups of 1998 and 2001).

That precedent that crushes anyone who comes after.



With the core of the team that won silver in the last two European Championships (2018, 2020), with the very young

Unai Aguirre

(19 years old) guarding the back instead of

Dani López Pinedo

, with that stretched final by Edu Lorrio, Spain buried the bad luck against Italy (his executioner in the 1992 Barcelona Finals and the 1994 and 2019 World Cups) to tread the highest again.

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