LONDON — The U.S. women's water polo team won the gold medal Thursday, beating Spain 8-5. The Americans were ahead 5-2 at halftime.

The team had tied Spain in the preliminary round.

Tumua Anae, the United States team's backup goalkeeper, is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This was the United States' first gold in women's water polo. The team took bronze in 2004 and silver in 2000 and 2008.

Mormons competing this weekend:

U.S. racewalker John Nunn is scheduled to compete in the 50k race on Saturday. American Samoa’s Nathaniel Tu’amoheloa will wrestle in the 99kg freestyle contest this weekend.