Serbia on Sunday handed Hungary its first loss in men's Olympic water polo in 12 years, beating the three-time defending champion 14-10 and cementing its own status as the gold medal favorite in London.
Andrija Prlainovic scored five times to lead a relentless Serbian attack, while goalkeeper Slobodan Sporo made a string of big saves to deny the Hungarians. Hungary came in on a 17-match Olympic unbeaten streak dating back to Sydney in 2000.
"It was not easy," Serbia's Filip Filipovic said. "They are triple Olympic medalists, so we maybe expected a little bit more aggression from their side and expected maybe a tougher game in defense and offense."
The victory puts Serbia on top of Group B along with the United States, which edged Montenegro 8-7, and Romania, which crushed Britain 13-4.
Hungary goalkeeper Zoltan Szcesi, who was kept busy throughout the match, gave Serbia credit for the win but said defensive lapses and a lack of focus ruined Hungary's chances.
"Everybody can play well if we let them," he said.
While the Hungarians have won a record nine Olympic water polo golds, the Serbs are still in search of their first as an independent nation. They won three golds as part of Yugoslavia before the country's collapse.
Weight lifting: North Korea's Om Yun Chol, all of 5 feet and 123 pounds, won a gold medal by confidently lifting an Olympic record 370 pounds in the clean and jerk.
How unlikely was the upset victory?
Om was in the "B" group with lower-ranked competitors and lifted weights of 160 and 165 kilograms on his first two attempts early in the day. He got the crowd roaring when it was announced he would go for 168 kilograms -- the Olympic record.
"I wanted to lift a big weight and make the other athletes nervous," Om said.
Archery: The South Koreans stayed perfect in women's team archery, winning their seventh straight gold medal -- every one since the sport debuted at the Olympics. Ki Bo-bae's final arrow sealed their 210-209 victory in the rain against China, which settled for silver for the third straight Olympics. Japan won the bronze for its first-ever medal in women's archery.
The American team, second in the ranking round Friday, fell 218-213 to the Chinese in the quarterfinals. The U.S. trailed by just a point going into the last round, but China scored five 10s (bulls-eyes) in the final round, while the Americans got only one. The U.S. women's team hasn't won a medal since taking the bronze in 1988, when archery began as an Olympic sport.
Fencing: Aron Szilagyi of Hungary won the gold medal in the men's individual saber by defeating Diego Occhiuzzi of Italy 15-8 after the top four seeds all stumbled out before the semifinals.