Brenda Villa

Brenda Villa of the U.S., right, attempts to pass the ball as Hungary's Rita Keszthelyi blocks her arm during an international Women's Invitational Water Polo even at the London 2012 Olympics. Villa is headed to the last Olympics of a career that has made her the most decorated athlete in her sport. Villa and her teammates have come close to winning Olympic gold during the last 12 years. The team took silver at the 2000 Sydney Games, bronze four years later in Athens and silver again in Beijing. The two runner-up finishes were one-goal defeats.

( Alastair Grant / Associated Press / May 3, 2012 )

Brenda Villa of the U.S., right, attempts to pass the ball as Hungary's Rita Keszthelyi blocks her arm during an international Women's Invitational Water Polo even at the London 2012 Olympics. Villa is headed to the last Olympics of a career that has made her the most decorated athlete in her sport. Villa and her teammates have come close to winning Olympic gold during the last 12 years. The team took silver at the 2000 Sydney Games, bronze four years later in Athens and silver again in Beijing. The two runner-up finishes were one-goal defeats.

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