Hungary defeat Spain to win bronze in men's water polo 

The Hungarians secure their first medal since 1998 with a 9-5 win over the Spanish team. 

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Hungary have won the bronze medal in men’s water polo, topping Spain 9-5 at the Tokyo Olympics.

Marton Vamos scored two goals and Viktor Nagy made eight saves as Hungary rebounded from a disappointing 9-6 loss to Greece in the semifinals.

Hungary have won the most titles in men’s water polo with nine golds, but the bronze in Tokyo was the first medal since their run of three straight Olympic titles from 2000 to 2008. They finished fifth in London and Rio de Janeiro.

Hungary’s women’s water polo team also won bronze, beating ROC 11-9 on Saturday.

Spain dropped their last two games in Tokyo after opening with six straight wins. They lost 10-9 to Serbia on Friday night on Filip Filipovic’s tiebreaking goal with 26 seconds left.

Alberto Munarriz Egana scored two goals for Spain, and Daniel Lopez Pinedo had eight saves.

Serbia plays Greece for gold later Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report