Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification

The 2008 Women's Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournament was a tournament to decide the remaining four competing teams at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. Four teams were already qualified: Australia, China (host country), the Netherlands and the United States. The tournament was held at the new Olympic Swimming Pool (2005) in Imperia, Italy from February 17 to February 24, 2008 with twelve competing teams.

TeamsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Russia 9 5 4 1 0 71 31 +40
2.   Italy 9 5 4 1 0 70 32 +38
3.   Greece 6 5 3 0 2 50 50 0
4.   Germany 4 5 2 0 3 48 46 +2
5.   Puerto Rico 2 5 1 0 4 23 73 –50
6.   Brazil 0 5 0 0 5 30 60 –30
  • February 17, 2008
Brazil   7 – 11   Germany
Greece   15 – 6   Puerto Rico
Italy   7 – 7   Russia
  • February 18, 2008
Brazil   7 – 13   Greece
Puerto Rico   4 – 16   Italy
Germany   8 – 12   Russia
  • February 19, 2008
Russia   23 – 1   Puerto Rico
Italy   19 – 5   Brazil
Greece   7 – 5   Germany
  • February 20, 2008
Germany   15 – 7   Puerto Rico
Greece   7 – 15   Italy
Brazil   7 – 12   Russia
  • February 21, 2008
Russia   17 – 8   Greece
Brazil   4 – 5   Puerto Rico
Italy   13 – 9   Germany

Group BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 68 22 +46
2.   Canada 8 5 4 0 1 49 32 +17
3.   Spain 7 5 3 1 1 71 38 +33
4.   Kazakhstan 4 5 2 0 3 48 46 +2
5.   Cuba 2 5 1 0 4 48 62 –14
6.   Czech Republic 0 5 0 0 5 26 110 –84
  • February 17, 2008
Kazakhstan   9 – 13   Spain
Hungary   22 – 1   Czech Republic
Cuba   5 – 9   Canada
  • February 18, 2008
Kazakhstan   14 – 11   Cuba
Spain   29 – 4   Czech Republic
Canada   5 – 11   Hungary
  • February 19, 2008
Czech Republic   5 – 21   Canada
Cuba   8 – 13   Spain
Hungary   10 – 0   Kazakhstan
  • February 20, 2008
Spain   7 – 8   Canada
Kazakhstan   21 – 6   Czech Republic
Cuba   7 – 16   Hungary
  • February 21, 2008
Czech Republic   10 – 17   Cuba
Kazakhstan   4 – 6   Canada
Hungary   9 – 9   Spain

Quarter finalsEdit

  • February 22, 2008
Brazil   3 – 6   Cuba
Puerto Rico   13 – 8   Czech Republic


Italy   10 – 7   Spain
Canada   2 – 5   Greece

Semi finalsEdit

  • February 23, 2008
Germany   9 – 8   Cuba
Kazakhstan   13 – 5   Puerto Rico


Russia   13 – 10   Greece
Hungary   14 – 15   Italy

FinalsEdit

  • February 23, 2008 — 11th place
Brazil   15 – 5   Czech Republic
  • February 24, 2008 — 9th place
Cuba   9 – 2   Puerto Rico
  • February 24, 2008 — 7th place
Germany   12 – 13   Kazakhstan
  • February 24, 2008 — 5th place
Canada   10 – 8   Spain
  • February 24, 2008 — 3rd place
Hungary   11 – 10   Greece
  • February 24, 2008 — 1st place
Russia   9 – 10   Italy

Final rankingEdit

RANK TEAM
1.   Italy
2.   Russia
3.   Hungary
4.   Greece
5.   Canada
6.   Spain
7.   Kazakhstan
8.   Germany
9.   Cuba
10.   Puerto Rico
11.   Brazil
12.   Czech Republic

Individual awardsEdit

  • Most Valuable Player
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • Best Scorer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit