Water polo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from 1 to 10 August 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California.[1] The tournament featured 12 teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.[2][3]

Water polo
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueRaleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Dates1–10 August 1984
Competitors153 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  West Germany
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Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984 games, along with swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, which was held for the first time.

TeamsEdit

12 teams played in the 1984 Olympic tournament:

The top 8 teams qualified for the 1985 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup in Duisburg, West Germany.

SquadsEdit

Tournament playEdit

The tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play: preliminary play in 3 groups; and final play in 2 groups. The top 2 teams from each preliminary group (shaded ones) advanced to Group D and played for the top-6 places; the bottom 2 teams from each preliminary group played in Group E to determine places 7-12.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Qualified for second group stage
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 34 16 +18 6
  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 25 26 –1 4
  China 3 1 0 2 21 27 –6 2
  Canada 3 0 0 3 18 29 −11 0
  • 1 August
Yugoslavia   13 – 4   Canada
China   8 – 10   Netherlands
  • 2 August
Yugoslavia   12 – 7   China
Netherlands   10 – 9   Canada
  • 3 August
China   6 – 5   Canada
Yugoslavia   9 – 5   Netherlands

Group BEdit

Qualified for second group stage
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 32 17 +15 6
  Spain 3 2 0 1 39 31 +8 4
  Greece 3 0 1 2 23 33 –10 1
  Brazil 3 0 1 2 25 38 −13 1
  • 1 August
Spain   19 – 12   Brazil
United States   12 – 5   Greece
  • 2 August
Spain   12 – 9   Greece
United States   10 – 4   Brazil
  • 3 August
Greece   9 – 9   Brazil
Spain   8 – 10   United States

Group CEdit

Qualified for second group stage
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  West Germany 3 3 0 0 35 18 +17 6
  Australia 3 1 1 1 29 20 +9 3
  Italy 3 1 1 1 27 23 +4 3
  Japan 3 0 0 3 15 45 −30 0
  • 1 August
Italy   15 – 5   Japan
West Germany   10 – 6   Australia
  • 2 August
Australia   8 – 8   Italy
West Germany   15 – 8   Japan
  • 3 August
Japan   2 – 15   Australia
West Germany   10 – 4   Italy

Final roundEdit

Group DEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 0 47 33 +14
2.   United States 9 5 4 1 0 43 34 +9
3.   West Germany 5 5 2 1 2 49 34 +15
4.   Spain 4 5 1 2 2 42 46 –4
5.   Australia 3 5 1 1 3 37 48 –11
6.   Netherlands 0 5 0 0 5 25 48 –23
  • 6 August
Australia   6 – 9   Yugoslavia
United States   8 – 7   Netherlands
Spain   8 – 8   West Germany
  • 7 August
United States   12 – 7   Australia
Yugoslavia   10 – 9   West Germany
Spain   8 – 4   Netherlands
  • 9 August
United States   8 – 7   West Germany
Netherlands   7 – 8   Australia
Spain   8 – 14   Yugoslavia
  • 10 August
West Germany   15 – 2   Netherlands
Australia   10 – 10   Spain
United States   5 – 5   Yugoslavia

Group EEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.   Italy 9 5 4 1 0 63 34 +29
8.   Greece 8 5 3 2 0 52 41 +11
9.   China 6 5 3 0 2 44 39 +5
10.   Canada 3 5 1 1 3 40 48 –8
11.   Japan 2 5 1 0 4 30 55 –25
12.   Brazil 2 5 0 2 3 40 52 –12
  • 6 August
China   10 – 4   Japan
Greece   11 – 8   Canada
Italy   13 – 4   Brazil
  • 7 August
Greece   14 – 7   Japan
Italy   11 – 8   China
Canada   10 – 10   Brazil
  • 9 August
China   11 – 9   Brazil
Canada   8 – 5   Japan
Greece   8 – 8   Italy
  • 10 August
Japan   9 – 8   Brazil
Italy   16 – 9   Canada
Greece   10 – 9   China

Final rankingEdit

    Yugoslavia[2]
    United States
    West Germany
4   Spain
5   Australia
6   Netherlands
7   Italy
8   Greece
9   China
10   Canada
11   Japan
12   Brazil

MedallistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Yugoslavia (YUG)[2]
Milorad Krivokapić
Deni Lušić
Zoran Petrović
Božo Vuletić
Veselin Đuho
Zoran Roje
Milivoj Bebić
Perica Bukić
Goran Sukno
Tomislav Paškvalin
Igor Milanović
Dragan Andrić
Andrija Popović

Head coach:
Ratko Rudić
  United States (USA)
Craig Wilson
Kevin Robertson
Gary Figueroa
Peter Campbell
Doug Burke
Joseph Vargas
Jon Svendsen
John Siman
Andrew McDonald
Terry Schroeder
Jody Campbell
Timothy Shaw
Chris Dorst

Head coach:
Monte Nitzkowski
  West Germany (FRG)
Peter Röhle
Thomas Loebb
Frank Otto
Rainer Hoppe
Armando Fernández
Thomas Huber
Jürgen Schroder
Rainer Osselmann
Hagen Stamm
Roland Freund
Dirk Theismann
Santiago Chalmovsky
Werner Obschernikat

Head coach:
Nico Firoiu

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Goals
1   Manuel Estiarte (ESP) 34
2   Mario Fiorillo (ITA) 19
3   Frank Otto (FRG) 18
4   Charles Turner (AUS) 17
5   Milivoj Bebić (YUG) 16
  Hagen Stamm (FRG) 16
  Wang Xiaotian (CHN) 16
8   Mario Souto (BRA) 15
  Eric Tebbe Borges (BRA) 15
  Christopher Wybrow (AUS) 15
  Sotirios Stathakis (GRE) 15
12   Terry Schroeder (USA) 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984 Volume 2: Competition Summary and results (note: this file is 50.8MB). Originally published in print form by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in 1985; digitally published by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1998, retrieved 15 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Water Polo at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

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