The match and the tie was very much in favour of Italy as they went on to end the match with a 210-166 victory to clinch their country's first-ever gold medal of the World Championships. Their best showing was way back in 1971 when they took home a bronze medal.
Italy edged their stronger opponent Canada 2-1 (162-176, 244-210, 179-190) in the second semi-final match to advance to the final. USA took out Singapore, 2-0 (238-194, 216-189) to move closer to successfully defending the title won in 2017.
USA settled for the silver medal while Canada and Singapore were awarded a bronze medal each. After four finals and All Events, USA led the medal tally with 2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Malaysia is placed second with just 2 gold medals.
Italy finished third with one gold from the 5-player Team event. Meanwhile three Canadians, two Indonesians, one each from Costa Rica, Finland and Sweden will meet the top eighth seeded Masters qualifiers from the All Events standings in Round 2 to be staged tomorrow, December 5. The winners in Round 2 will be guarenteed a medal when they advance to the Semi-finals and subsquently the Final championship round.