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U.S. Water Polo Team Celebrates Gold With Dunk of Head Coach
Published Aug 19, 2016 at 5:15 PM | Updated at 6:31 PM EDT on Aug 19, 2016
The U.S. women's water polo team won its second consecutive Olympic gold medal by dominating Italy Friday, 12-5.
The team has done a lot of winning the past few years, and those victories usually end with a celebratory dunk of their head coach, Adam Krikorian. The 2016 Rio Olympics were no exception, as the coach was tackled into the pool yet again.
The gold medal ended an especially tough Olympics for Krikorian, who left Rio before the Opening Ceremony after his brother, Blake, died suddenly. The coach returned the day before the tourney began, and ended it with another gold medal.
Check out the celebratory splash below, and the team members' other tradition of placing all of their gold medals on their head coach.