Japan men's national water polo team

The Japan men's national water polo team is the representative for Japan in international men's water polo.

Japan
Flag of Japan.svg
FINA codeJPN
Nickname(s)ポセイドン ジャパン(Poseidon Japan)[1]
AssociationJapan Swimming Federation
ConfederationAASF (Asia)
Head coachYoji Omoto
Asst coachKeiji Oi
Yoshinori Shiota
CaptainKeigo Okawa
FINA ranking (since 2008)
Current8 (as of February 2020)
Highest6 (2018)
Olympic Games
Appearances8 (first in 1932)
Best result4th place (1932)
World Championship
Appearances8 (first in 2001)
Best result10th place (2017)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result7th place (2018)
World League
Appearances14 (first in 2006)
Best result4th place (2018)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1954)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970)
Asian Swimming Championships
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2016)
Asian Water Polo Championship
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) (2015)
Media
Websiteswim.or.jp

ResultsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

World CupEdit

World LeagueEdit

  • 2006 – 15th place[2]
  • 2007 – 16th place
  • 2008 – 11th place
  • 2009 – 7th place
  • 2010 – 11th place
  • 2011 – 10th place
  • 2012 – 11th place
  • 2013 – 7th place
  • 2014 – Intercontinental Preliminary round
  • 2015 – Intercontinental Preliminary round
  • 2016 – 6th place
  • 2017 – 8th place
  • 2018 – 4th place
  • 2019 – 6th place

Asian GamesEdit

  • 1954  Silver medal
  • 1958  Gold medal
  • 1962  Gold medal
  • 1966  Gold medal
  • 1970  Gold medal
  • 1974  Silver medal
  • 1978  Silver medal
  • 1982  Silver medal
  • 1990  Silver medal
  • 1994  Silver medal
  • 1998 – 4th
  • 2002  Silver medal
  • 2006  Silver medal
  • 2010  Silver medal
  • 2014  Silver medal
  • 2018  Silver medal

Asian Swimming ChampionshipsEdit

Asian Water Polo ChampionshipEdit

  • 2009  Bronze medal[3]
  • 2012  Bronze medal
  • 2015  Gold medal

Current squadEdit

Roster for the 2019 World Championships.[4]

Head coach: Yoji Omoto

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth Club
1 Katsuyuki Tanamura GK 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 31)
2 Seiya Adachi FP 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) (1995-06-24) 24 June 1995 (age 25)
3 Harukiirario Koppu FP (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 22)
4 Mitsuaki Shiga FP 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) (1991-09-16) 16 September 1991 (age 29)
5 Yoshida Takuma FP (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 26)
6 Atsuto Iida FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 27)
7 Yusuke Shimizu FP 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 32)
8 Mitsuru Takata FP (1995-12-08) 8 December 1995 (age 25)
9 Atsushi Arai FP 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) (1994-02-03) 3 February 1994 (age 27)
10 Yusuke Inaba FP (2000-04-11) 11 April 2000 (age 21)
11 Keigo Okawa (C) FP 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (1990-03-11) 11 March 1990 (age 31)
12 Kenta Araki FP (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 26)
13 Tomoyoshi Fukushima GK 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 27)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.poseidonjapan.net/
  2. ^ a b c d "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 14, 25, 40, 48. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Competitions for Water polo". asiaswimmingfederation.org. Asia Swimming Federation. 2019. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 World Championships roster" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 18 July 2019.

External linksEdit