U.S. Water Polo in London 2012 Olympics

Images as the teams go for gold in the OIympic Summer Games in London.

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Members of the United States women's water polo team celebrate after winning the gold medal match against Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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The women's water polo team celebrates poolside after winning a gold medal.
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The entire women's water polo team jumped into the pool to celebrate the gold medal win Thursday. The team beat Spain 8 to 5.
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The women's water polo team celebrates poolside after winning a gold medal.
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Maggie Steffens, seen here scoring on Spain early in the game, was named the MVP.
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The women's water polo team celebrates poolside after winning a gold medal.
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Two locals are on the team - San Diego native Annika Dries and Point Loma's Kelly Rulon.
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The team had United States coach Adam Krikorian pose with all of their gold medals.
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Kami Craig in the match against Spain. Team USA used a 7-0 run to grab the lead and never looked back.
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Heather Petri in the match against Spain.
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The story wasn't as golden for the men's water polo team - here United States coach Terry Schroeder reacts during the men's quarterfinal water polo match against Croatia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Croatia won 8-2 and will play Montenegro in the semifinal round.
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Shea Buckner, top left, with teammates Peter Hudnut, left and John Mann of the United States water polo team sit on the bench as they watch the game against Croatia. The men's team had hoped to redeem their Beijing silver medal with a gold but failed to advance to the finals.
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The women celebrate poolside after extra time ended in the semifinal match with Australia.
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Kelly Rulon #10 of Point Loma jumps in the water as she celebrates with her teammates after they won 11-9 against Australia.
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Brenda Villa, Lauren Wenger and Heather Petri of the United States celebrate after they won 11-9 against Australia.
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Point Loma's Kelly Rulon is a returning team member.
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Coach Adam Krikorian of the United States talks with his players against Australia during the Women's Water Polo semifinal match.
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The United States team celebrates winning the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round Group B match against Montenegro on Day 2.
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United States Head Coach Terry Schroeder looks on during the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round match with Great Britain.
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Coronado's Jesse Smith celebrates winning the Men's Water Polo Preliminary Round match against Montenegro with his son Brook on Day 2.
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Water polo player, Merrill Moses, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
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The United States bench reacts during the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Brenda Villa of the United States looks to play a pass in the women's water polo quarter final between Italy and the United States on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Water polo player, Brenda Villa, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
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Jessica Steffens of the United States shoots and scores a goal as Wang Yi of China attempts to defend during their women's water polo preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Tony Azevedo looks to pass during the men's preliminary round Water Polo between Serbia and the United States. His team lost 11-6.
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U.S. men's water polo captain Tony Azevedo posts at the U.S. Team Media summit in Dallas, Texas.
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Point Loma's Kelly Rulon evades Rita Keszthelyi of Hungary during the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3 - Monday, July 30.
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Water polo player, Betsey Armstrong, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.
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Melissa Seidemann of the United States akes a shot at goal during their women's water polo preliminary round match against China at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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United States players are presented to the crowd prior to the match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3.
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Hungarian goalkeeper Flora Bolonyai (C-back) waits the shot by American Lauren Wenger (R) during the women?s water polo preliminary match between Hungary and United States on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on July 30, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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The stands at the men's match on August 6 showing their Team USA pride.
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Layne Beaubien (R) of the US challenges Britain's Rob Parker during their London 2012 Olympic Games men?s water polo preliminary match in London on August 2, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages)
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Brenda Villa jokes with team mates after the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3.
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Water polo player Kami Craig poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood in November 2011.
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The 2012 U.S. Women's Water Polo Team.
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