Italy's men's water polo team beats Montenegro 12-10 for bronze: the 27th medal for Italy
Italy's men's water polo team overcomes Montenegro 12-10 and wins bronze in Rio 2016. The men's water polo team, thanks to a battling performance, get on the podium giving Italy its 27th medal of the 31st edition of the Summer Olympics (taking into the account the guaranteed medal for the volley ball team in tomorrow's final against Brazil). The bronze medal match was open in the first quarter with the one-two by Gallo and Presciutti (2-1), in the second (3-3) thanks to Gallo, Figlioli and Presciutti who maintained the points margin, while in the third period it was Gallo and Nora again, and a double by Presciutti that allowed the Italians to pull ahead (4-3). Presciutti was on fire scoring two more goals at the beginning of the fourth period, extinguishing any remaining hope of the Montenegro team, with Aicardi sealing victory. Victory for Italy. Bronze rewards the all hard work put in by Sandro Campagna in the organisation and revitalisation of the group. It is the eighth Olympic medal for the Italian men's team, the third bronze for Italy in the history of this discipline after those of Helsinki in 1952 and Atlanta 1996.