Water polo at the 1996 Summer Olympics

The water polo tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held from 20 to 28 July 1996, in Atlanta, United States.[1][2]

Water polo
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country United States
CityAtlanta
Venue(s)Georgia Tech Aquatic Center
Dates20 July 1996 (1996-07-20) – 28 July 1996 (1996-07-28)
Event1 (men's)
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Competitors153
Final positions
Champions Spain (1st title)
Runners-up Croatia
Third place Italy
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Multiple
appearances
5-time Olympian(s): 1
4-time Olympian(s): 3
Top scorer(s)Hungary Tibor Benedek (19 goals)
Most savesNetherlands Arie van de Bunt (81 saves)
1992
2000

TeamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Hungary 5 5 0 0 47 38 +9 10
2   FR Yugoslavia 5 3 1 1 46 44 +2 7
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 39 33 +6 6
4   Russia 5 2 1 2 42 38 +4 5
5   Germany 5 1 0 4 36 45 −9 2
6   Netherlands 5 0 0 5 36 48 −12 0
  • Saturday 20 July 1996
Hungary   8 – 7   Russia
Spain   9 – 3   Germany
FR Yugoslavia   11 – 8   Netherlands
  • Sunday 21 July 1996
Hungary   9 – 8   Germany
Russia   9 – 9   FR Yugoslavia
Spain   8 – 7   Netherlands
  • Monday 22 July 1996
Hungary   10 – 8   Netherlands
Russia   10 – 8   Germany
FR Yugoslavia   9 – 7   Spain
  • Tuesday 23 July 1996
Hungary   8 – 7   Spain
Russia   10 – 5   Netherlands
FR Yugoslavia   9 – 8   Germany
  • Wednesday 24 July 1996
Germany   9 – 8   Netherlands
Hungary   12 – 8   FR Yugoslavia
Spain   8 – 6   Russia

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Italy 5 5 0 0 48 38 +10 10
2   United States 5 4 0 1 45 37 +8 8
3   Croatia 5 3 0 2 51 39 +12 6
4   Greece 5 2 0 3 37 38 −1 4
5   Romania 5 0 1 4 31 45 −14 1
6   Ukraine 5 0 1 4 33 48 −15 1
  • Saturday 20 July 1996
Croatia   8 – 5   Greece
Italy   10 – 7   United States
Romania   6 – 6   Ukraine
  • Sunday 21 July 1996
Croatia   11 – 6   Romania
Italy   8 – 6   Ukraine
United States   9 – 7   Greece
  • Monday 22 July 1996
Greece   8 – 5   Romania
Italy   10 – 8   Croatia
United States   9 – 7   Ukraine
  • Tuesday 23 July 1996
Croatia   16 – 8   Ukraine
Italy   10 – 8   Greece
United States   10 – 5   Romania
  • Wednesday 24 July 1996
Greece   9 – 6   Ukraine
Italy   10 – 9   Romania
United States   10 – 8   Croatia

Classification roundEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
9.   Germany 6 3 3 0 0 29 16 +13
10.   Netherlands 3 3 1 1 1 25 26 –1
11.   Romania 2 3 1 0 2 25 28 –3
12.   Ukraine 1 3 0 1 2 21 30 –9
  • Friday 26 July 1996
Germany   10 – 4   Ukraine
Netherlands   10 – 8   Romania
  • Saturday 27 July 1996
Germany   9 – 6   Netherlands
Romania   11 – 8   Ukraine
  • Sunday 28 July 1996
Netherlands   9 – 9   Ukraine
Germany   10 – 6   Romania

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Hungary12
 
 
 
  Greece8
 
  Hungary6
 
 
 
  Spain7
 
  Spain5
 
 
 
  United States4
 
  Spain7
 
 
 
  Croatia5
 
  FR Yugoslavia6
 
 
 
  Croatia8
 
  Croatia7
 
 
 
  Italy6 Third place
 
  Russia9
 
 
 
  Italy11
 
  Hungary18
 
 
  Italy20
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Friday 26 July 1996
Hungary   12 – 8   Greece
FR Yugoslavia   6 – 8   Croatia
Spain   5 – 4   United States
Russia   9 – 11   Italy

SemifinalsEdit

  • Saturday 27 July 1996 — 5th/8th place
Greece   7 – 6   United States
FR Yugoslavia   15 – 16   Russia
  • Saturday 27 July 1996 — 1st/4th place
Croatia   7 – 6   Italy
Hungary   6 – 7   Spain

FinalsEdit

  • Sunday 28 July 1996 — 7th place
United States   12 – 8   FR Yugoslavia
  • Sunday 28 July 1996 — 5th place
Greece   8 – 10   Russia
  • Sunday 28 July 1996 —   Bronze medal match
Hungary   18 – 20   Italy
  • Sunday 28 July 1996 —   Gold medal match
Spain   7 – 5   Croatia

Ranking and statisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Multi-time OlympiansEdit

Five-time Olympian(s): 1 player

Four-time Olympian(s): 3 players

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament
  Spain (ESP)[1]
Josep María Abarca
Ángel Andreo
Daniel Ballart
Pedro Francisco García
Salvador Gómez
Manuel Estiarte
Iván Moro
Miguel Ángel Oca
Jorge Payá
Sergi Pedrerol
Jesús Rollán
Jordi Sans
Carles Sans

Head Coach:
Joan Jane
  Croatia (CRO)
Maro Balić
Perica Bukić
Damir Glavan
Igor Hinić
Vjekoslav Kobešćak
Joško Kreković
Ognjen Kržić
Dubravko Šimenc
Siniša Školneković
Ratko Štritof
Renato Vrbičić
Tino Vegar
Zdeslav Vrdoljak

Head Coach:
Bruno Silić
  Italy (ITA)
Alberto Angelini
Francesco Attolico
Fabio Bencivenga
Alessandro Bovo
Alessandro Calcaterra
Roberto Calcaterra
Marco Gerini
Alberto Ghibellini
Luca Giustolisi
Amedeo Pomilio
Francesco Postiglione
Carlo Silipo
Leonardo Sottani

Head Coach:
Ratko Rudić

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Manuel Estiarte". olympedia.org. Olympedia. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  4. ^ "George Mavrotas". olympedia.org. Olympedia. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Anastasios Papanastasiou". olympedia.org. Olympedia. Retrieved 24 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Jordi Sans". olympedia.org. Olympedia. Retrieved 24 January 2021.

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