Spain won the gold medal in Belgrade ©FINA

Spain won gold at the International Swimming Federation Women's Youth Water Polo World Championships by beating Italy 8-7 in Belgrade.

They pipped their opponents at the Milan Gale Muskatirovic Sports Centre in Serbia's capital to clinch their first title at the event.

The Spanish went through the entire tournament undefeated so thoroughly deserved to stand on top of the podium.

Alejandra Aznar, named as the tournament's MVP, spearheaded their charge throughout.

There have now been four different winners of the event - Greece in 2012, United States in 2014, Russia in 2016 and now Spain.

Elsewhere, Greece beat Australia 7-3 to win bronze.

Their player Maria Myriokefalitaki also clinched the top scorer award with 29 goals.

The bronze medal follows Greece's men winning their Youth World Championship last month.

The Netherlands beat Hungary 11-8 to finish fifth and the US were 10-6 victors over Russia to come seventh.