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Croatia wins men's water polo gold

Updated: August 12, 2012, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Winning the country's first Olympic water polo title was grueling enough. Celebrating the title might be more exhausting.

Croatia defeated Italy 8-6 for the men's gold medal Sunday, with goalkeeper Josip Pavic anchoring a sparkling defense and Miho Boskovic and Maro Jokovic both scoring twice in the second half.

Croatia went 8-0 record during the tournament, adding a medal to the silver it won at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

"We played amazing the whole tournament," Boskovic ...

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