Water polo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's tournament of water polo at the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, Australia, began on September 23 and lasted until October 1, 2000.[1]

Men's water polo
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Australia
CitySydney
Venue(s)Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre,
Sydney International Aquatic Centre
Dates23 September – 1 October 2000
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Competitors153
Final positions
Champions Hungary (7th title)
Runners-up Russia
Third place FR Yugoslavia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches48
Multiple
appearances
6-time Olympian(s): 1
5-time Olympian(s): 2
4-time Olympian(s): 4
Top scorer(s)Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Šapić
(18 goals in 8 matches)
Most savesUnited States Dan Hackett
(70 saves in 8 matches)
Top sprinter(s)United States Brad Schumacher
(20 sprints won in 8 matches)
1996
2004

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Hungary[1]
Attila Vári
Zoltán Szécsi
Bulcsú Székely
Zsolt Varga
Tamás Märcz
Tamás Molnár
Barnabás Steinmetz
Tamás Kásás
Gergely Kiss
Zoltán Kósz
Tibor Benedek
Péter Biros
Rajmund Fodor

Head Coach:
Dénes Kemény
  Russia
Irek Zinnourov
Dmitri Stratan
Revaz Tchomakhidze
Marat Zakirov
Nikolay Kozlov
Nikolai Maximov
Andrei Reketchinski
Serguei Garbouzov
Dmitry Gorshkov
Yuri Yatsev
Roman Balachov
Dmitri Douquine
Alexandre Erychov

Head Coach:
Aleksandr Kabanov
  FR Yugoslavia
Pedrag Zimonjić
Jugoslav Vasović
Vladimir Vujasinović
Nenad Vukanić
Aleksandar Šoštar
Petar Trbojević
Veljko Uskoković
Nikola Kuljača
Aleksandar Šapić
Dejan Savić
Aleksandar Ćirić
Danilo Ikodinović
Viktor Jelenić

Head Coach:
Nenad Manojlović

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 5 4 1 0 51 28 +23 9 Quarter Finals
2   Italy 5 4 1 0 43 32 +11 9
3   Spain 5 2 1 2 32 34 −2 5
4   Australia (H) 5 1 2 2 38 36 +2 4
5   Kazakhstan 5 1 1 3 41 46 −5 3
6   Slovakia 5 0 0 5 30 59 −29 0
Source: LA84
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host
23 September 2000
10:45
  Slovakia 8–11   Italy Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Boyer (USA), Ludecke (GER)
Score by quarters: 0-3, 2-3, 3-2, 3-3

23 September 2000
15:00
  Kazakhstan 7–8   Spain Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Klaric (CRO), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 3-2, 1-3, 2-1

23 September 2000
17:30
  Australia 4–6   Russia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Rajevic (YUG)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 0-1, 1-2, 2-1

24 September 2000
10:45
  Russia 7–7   Italy Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 3-3, 2-1, 0-2

24 September 2000
15:45
  Spain 7–6   Slovakia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Clemencon (FRA), Janseen (NED)
Score by quarters: 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, 2-0

24 September 2000
20:30
  Australia 11–11   Kazakhstan Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Ludecke (GER), Takata (USA)
Score by quarters: 2-4, 3-2, 4-3, 2-2

25 September 2000
10:45
  Italy 6–5   Spain Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Klaric (CRO), Chasekioglou (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 1-2, 2-1, 1-1

25 September 2000
15:45
  Kazakhstan 7–9   Russia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Csaszar (HUN), Moradi Shahpar (IRI)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 1-4, 2-2, 3-2

25 September 2000
20:30
  Slovakia 6–11   Australia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Boyer (USA)
Score by quarters: 1-4, 1-3, 2-3, 2-1

26 September 2000
10:45
  Russia 8–5   Spain Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Margeta (SLO), Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 4-3, 1-0, 1-1, 2-1

26 September 2000
15:45
  Kazakhstan 9–5   Slovakia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Rajevic (YUG), Mendendez Betancourt (CUB)
Score by quarters: 4-0, 1-0, 1-2, 3-3

26 September 2000
20:30
  Australia 5–6   Italy Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Turcotte (CAN), Clemencon (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1-0, 1-2, 3-2, 0-2

27 September 2000
10:45
  Slovakia 5–21   Russia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Klaric (CRO), Janseen van de Laak (NED)
Score by quarters: 1-7, 1-5, 1-6, 2-3

27 September 2000
15:45
  Italy 13–7   Kazakhstan Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Boyer (USA), Csaszar (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2-1, 2-1, 5-3, 4-2

27 September 2000
20:30
  Australia 7–7   Spain Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Chasekioglou (GRE)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 2-1, 3-2, 2-2

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   FR Yugoslavia 5 4 1 0 41 22 +19 9 Quarter Finals
2   Croatia 5 4 1 0 42 30 +12 9
3   Hungary 5 3 0 2 49 39 +10 6
4   United States 5 2 0 3 42 39 +3 4
5   Netherlands 5 1 0 4 34 55 −21 2
6   Greece 5 0 0 5 22 45 −23 0
Source: LA84
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
23 September 2000
09:30
  Greece 4–7   Hungary Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Kratochvil (SVK), Balfanbayev (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 0-3, 1-2, 2-0, 1-2

23 September 2000
12:00
  FR Yugoslavia 9–1   Netherlands Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Moliner Molins (ESP), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 3-0, 3-1, 2-0, 1-0

23 September 2000
16:15
  Croatia 10–7   United States Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Kerr (AUS), Galkine (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 4-1, 1-2, 2-3

24 September 2000
9:30
  Hungary 16–8   Netherlands Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Prikhodko (KAZ), Melliar (RSA)
Score by quarters: 5-3, 3-2, 3-2, 5-1

24 September 2000
14:30
  United States 5–8   FR Yugoslavia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Moliner Molins (ESP), Schwartz (ISR)
Score by quarters: 1-3, 2-2, 1-2, 1-1

24 September 2000
19:15
  Greece 5–9   Croatia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Turcotte (CAN), Afanasiev (RUS)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 1-2, 1-1, 1-3

25 September 2000
9:30
  Netherlands 8–12   United States Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Afanasiev (RUS), Menendez Betancourt (CUB)
Score by quarters: 2-4, 3-3, 1-3, 2-2

25 September 2000
14:30
  Croatia 8–7   Hungary Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Ludecke (GER), Kratochvil (SVK)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 1-1, 3-1, 2-2

25 September 2000
19:15
  FR Yugoslavia 10–3   Greece Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Kerr (AUS), Balfanbayev (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 4-2, 2-1, 3-0, 1-0

26 September 2000
09:30
  Hungary 10–9   United States Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Galkine (RUS)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 2-3, 3-4, 2-1

26 September 2000
14:30
  Greece 7–10   Netherlands Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Prikhodko (KAZ), Bower (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 2-3, 1-2, 2-2

26 September 2000
19:15
  Croatia 4–4   FR Yugoslavia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Dani (ITA), Afanasiev (RUS)*
Score by quarters: 1-2, 0-0, 2-1, 1-1

27 September 2000
09:30
  FR Yugoslavia 10–9   Hungary Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Kerr (AUS), Ludecke (GER)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-3, 3-2, 2-1

27 September 2000
14:30
  Netherlands 7–11   Croatia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Balfanbayev (KAZ), Melliar (RSA)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 1-4, 3-3, 2-3

27 September 2000
19:15
  Greece 3–9   United States Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Clemencon (FRA), Tulga (TUR)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 0-3, 0-2, 3-2

Classification for 9th-12thEdit

Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
  Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 23 18 +5 5
  Greece 3 1 0 2 24 20 +4 4
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 19 20 -1 3
  Slovakia 3 0 3 0 24 32 -8 0
29 September 2000
09:30
  Kazakhstan 6–6   Greece Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Schwartz (ISR), Menendez Betancourt (CUB)
Score by quarters: 0-3, 3-1, 1-2, 2-0

29 September 2000
10:45
  Slovakia 8–9   Netherlands Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bower (AUS), Moradi Shahpar (IRI)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 2-2, 3-4, 2-2

30 September 2000
10:00
  Kazakhstan 11–8   Slovakia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Boyer (USA), Melliar (RSA)
Score by quarters: 4-1, 3-1, 2-2, 2-4

30 September 2000
11:15
  Netherlands 6–6   Greece Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Klaric (CRO), Csaszar (HUN)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 2-1, 1-3, 3-0

1 October 2000
9:00
  Slovakia 8–12   Greece Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Takata (USA) , Moradi Shahpar (IRI)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 4-3, 1-1, 1-5

1 October 2000
10:15
  Kazakhstan 6–4   Netherlands Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Menendez Betancourt (CUB) , Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 2-0, 2-1, 1-1

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
29 September
 
 
  Russia11
 
30 September
 
  United States10
 
  Russia8
 
29 September
 
  Spain7
 
  Croatia8
 
1 October
 
  Spain9
 
  Russia6
 
29 September
 
  Hungary13
 
  Italy5
 
30 September
 
  Hungary8
 
  Hungary8
 
29 September
 
  FR Yugoslavia7 Bronze medal
 
  FR Yugoslavia7
 
1 October
 
  Australia3
 
  FR Yugoslavia8
 
 
  Spain3
 
Fifth place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
30 September
 
 
  United States9
 
1 October
 
  Croatia8
 
  United States8
 
30 September
 
  Italy10
 
  Italy8
 
 
  Australia4
 
Seventh place
 
 
1 October
 
 
  Croatia10
 
 
  Australia8

QuarterfinalsEdit

29 September 2000
14:30
  Russia 11–10   United States Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 3-0, 2-4, 4-3, 2-3

29 September 2000
15:45
  Italy 5–8   Hungary Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Chasekioglou (GRE)
Score by quarters: 0-2, 3-3, 2-2, 0-1

29 September 2000
19:15
  Spain 9–8   Croatia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Prikhodko (KAZ), Clemencon (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 3-1, 2-3, 3-3

29 September 2000
20:30
  Australia 3–7   FR Yugoslavia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Ludecke (GER), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 0-2, 1-2, 1-1

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

30 September 2000
19:00
  United States 9–8   Croatia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Moliner Molins (ESP), Clemencon (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1-0, 2-2, 2-2, 2-3,1-1,1-0

30 September 2000
20:15
  Italy 8–4   Australia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Prikhodko (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 2-2, 2-2, 2-0, 2-0

SemifinalsEdit

30 September 2000
14:30
  Russia 8–7   Spain Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Dani (ITA), Katochvil (SVK)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-1, 1-1, 1-2, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0

30 September 2000
15:45
  Hungary 8–7   FR Yugoslavia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Kerr (AUS), Ludecke (GER)
Score by quarters: 3-2, 2-3, 2-2, 1-0

Seventh place gameEdit

1 October 2000
11:30
  Croatia 10–8   Australia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Boyer (USA), Turcotte (CAN)
Score by quarters: 2-2, 2-2, 4-2, 2-2

Fifth place gameEdit

1 October 2000
12:45
  United States 8–10   Italy Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Rajevic (YUG), Ludecke (GER)
Score by quarters: 2-4, 1-3, 3-1, 2-2

Bronze medal gameEdit

1 October 2000
15:00
  Spain 3–8   FR Yugoslavia Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Afanasiev (RUS)
Score by quarters: 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 0-2

Gold medal gameEdit

1 October 2000
16:15
  Russia 6–13   Hungary Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre
Referees:
Bookelman (NED), Chasekioglou (GRE)
Score by quarters: 1-3, 1-5, 2-2, 2-3

Ranking and statisticsEdit

Final RankingsEdit

Multi-time OlympiansEdit

Six-time Olympian(s): 1 player

Five-time Olympian(s): 2 players

Four-time Olympian(s): 4 players

Leading goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Matches
played
Goals
per match
Shots %
1 Aleksandar Šapić   FR Yugoslavia 18 8 2.250 50 36.0%
2 Aleksandr Yeryshov   Russia 17 8 2.125 51 33.3%
3 Chris Humbert   United States 16 8 2.000 39 41.0%
Harry van der Meer   Netherlands 8 2.000 44 36.4%
Wolf Wigo   United States 8 2.000 25 64.0%
6 Ioannis Thomakos   Greece 15 8 1.875 30 50.0%
7 Revaz Chomakhidze   Russia 14 8 1.750 32 43.8%
Gergely Kiss   Hungary 8 1.750 24 58.3%
9 Tony Azevedo   United States 13 8 1.625 40 32.5%
10 Tamás Kásás   Hungary 12 8 1.500 33 36.4%
Daniel Marsden   Australia 8 1.500 40 30.0%

Source: Official Results Book (page 45–92)[9][10]

Leading goalkeepersEdit

Rank Goalkeeper Team Saves Matches
played
Saves
per match
Shots %
1 Dan Hackett   United States 70 8 8.750 135 51.9%
2 Arie van de Bunt   Netherlands 65 8 8.125 140 46.4%
3 Zoltán Kósz   Hungary 58 8 7.250 112 51.8%
Nikolay Maksimov   Russia 8 7.250 99 58.6%
Jesús Rollán   Spain 8 7.250 116 50.0%
6 Eddie Denis   Australia 56 8 7.000 107 52.3%
7 Konstantin Chernov   Kazakhstan 52 8 6.500 96 54.2%
8 Aleksandar Šoštar   FR Yugoslavia 49 8 6.125 85 57.6%
9 Nikolaos Deligiannis   Greece 48 8 6.000 97 49.5%
10 István Gergely   Slovakia 44 8 5.500 110 40.0%

Source: Official Results Book (page 45–92)[9][10]

Leading sprintersEdit

Rank Sprinter Team Sprints
won
Matches
played
Sprints won
per match
Sprints
contested
%
1 Brad Schumacher   United States 20 8 2.500 34 58.8%
2 Aleksandar Ćirić   FR Yugoslavia 17 8 2.125 24 70.8%
3 Tamás Kásás   Hungary 15 8 1.875 29 51.7%
Nathan Thomas   Australia 8 1.875 19 78.9%
5 Róbert Káid   Slovakia 12 8 1.500 16 75.0%
Ioannis Thomakos   Greece 8 1.500 18 66.7%
7 Roman Balashov   Russia 11 8 1.375 15 73.3%
8 Milan Cipov   Slovakia 10 8 1.250 12 83.3%
Alberto Ghibellini   Italy 8 1.250 16 62.5%
Sergi Pedrerol   Spain 8 1.250 27 37.0%

Source: Official Results Book (page 44)[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

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