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Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The water polo tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center in Barra da Tijuca. Twenty teams (twelve for men and eight for women) competed in the tournament.[1] Games that ended in ties in elimination rounds were decided by shootouts, as overtime has been abolished since 2013.

Water polo
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Water Polo, Rio 2016.png
VenueMaria Lenk Aquatic Center (preliminaries)
Olympic Aquatics Stadium (men's last preliminary round, play-off matches)
Dates6–20 August 2016
No. of events2
Competitors260 from 20 nations
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Competition scheduleEdit

G Group stage QF Quarter-finals SF Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men G G G G G QF SF B F
Women G G G QF SF B F

QualificationEdit

Men's qualificationEdit

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil
2015 FINA World League 23–28 June 2015   Bergamo 1   Serbia
2015 Pan American Games 7–15 July 2015   Toronto 1   United States
2015 FINA World Championships 27 July – 8 August 2015   Kazan 2   Croatia
  Greece
Oceanian Continental Selection[2] 19 October 2015   Perth 1   Australia
2015 Asian Championships 16–20 December 2015   Foshan 1   Japan
2016 European Championships 10–23 January 2016   Belgrade 1   Montenegro
World Qualification Tournament 3–10 April 2016   Trieste 4   Hungary
  Italy
  Spain
  France
Total 12

Women's qualificationEdit

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009   Copenhagen 1   Brazil
Oceanian Continental Selection[2] 19 October 2015   Perth 1   Australia
2015 Asian Championships 16–17 December 2015   Foshan 1   China
2016 European Championships 10–22 January 2016   Belgrade 1   Hungary
World Qualification Tournament 21–28 March 2016   Gouda 4   United States
  Italy
  Russia
  Spain
Total 8

Men's competitionEdit

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one point for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary 5 2 3 0 57 43 +14 7 Quarter-finals
2   Greece 5 2 2 1 41 40 +1 6
3   Brazil (H) 5 3 0 2 40 39 +1 6
4   Serbia 5 2 2 1 49 44 +5 6
5   Australia 5 2 1 2 44 40 +4 5
6   Japan 5 0 0 5 36 61 −25 0
Source: Rio2016
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.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2   Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3   Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4   Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5   United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6   France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
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.

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
16 August
 
 
  Hungary9 (2)
 
18 August
 
  Montenegro (pen.)9 (4)
 
  Montenegro8
 
16 August
 
  Croatia12
 
  Brazil6
 
20 August
 
  Croatia10
 
  Croatia7
 
16 August
 
  Serbia11
 
  Greece5
 
18 August
 
  Italy9
 
  Italy8
 
16 August
 
  Serbia10 Bronze medal
 
  Serbia10
 
20 August
 
  Spain7
 
  Montenegro10
 
 
  Italy12
 

Women's competitionEdit

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stageEdit

The teams were divided into two groups of four countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. All teams qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 3 0 0 27 15 +12 6 Quarter-finals
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 31 15 +16 4
3   Russia 3 1 0 2 23 31 −8 2
4   Brazil (H) 3 0 0 3 13 33 −20 0
Source: Rio2016
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.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 0 34 14 +20 6 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 3 2 0 1 27 29 −2 4
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 29 33 −4 2
4   China 3 0 0 3 23 37 −14 0
Source: Rio2016
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.

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                           
  A1   Italy 12  
B4   China 7  
  A3   Russia 9  
  A1   Italy 12  
A3   Russia 12
  B2   Spain 10  
        United States 12
      Italy 5
  A2   Australia 11  
B3   Hungary 13  
  B3   Hungary 10 Bronze medal match
  B1   United States 14  
A4   Brazil 3 4   Hungary 18
  B1   United States 13       Russia 19

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Serbia1001
  United States1001
3  Italy0112
4  Croatia0101
5  Russia0011
Totals (5 nations)2226

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
  Serbia (SRB)
Gojko Pijetlović
Dušan Mandić
Živko Gocić
Sava Ranđelović
Miloš Ćuk
Duško Pijetlović
Slobodan Nikić
Milan Aleksić
Nikola Jakšić
Filip Filipović
Andrija Prlainović
Stefan Mitrović
Branislav Mitrović
  Croatia (CRO)
Josip Pavić
Damir Burić
Antonio Petković
Luka Lončar
Maro Joković
Luka Bukić
Xavier García
Andro Bušlje
Sandro Sukno
Ivan Krapić
Anđelo Šetka
Marko Macan
Marko Bijač
  Italy (ITA)
Stefano Tempesti
Francesco Di Fulvio
Niccolò Gitto
Pietro Figlioli
Alessandro Velotto
Michael Bodegas
Andrea Fondelli
Valentino Gallo
Christian Presciutti
Nicholas Presciutti
Matteo Aicardi
Alessandro Nora
Marco Del Lungo
Women
details
  United States (USA)
Samantha Hill
Madeline Musselmann
Melissa Seidemann
Rachel Fattal
Aria Fischer
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Kiley Neushul
Caroline Clark
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Makenzie Fischer
Kami Craig
Ashleigh Johnson
  Italy (ITA)
Giulia Gorlero
Chiara Tabani
Arianna Garibotti
Elisa Queirolo
Federica Radicchi
Rosaria Aiello
Tania Di Mario
Roberta Bianconi
Giulia Enrica Emmolo
Francesca Pomeri
Aleksandra Cotti
Teresa Frassinetti
Laura Teani
  Russia (RUS)
Anna Ustyukhina
Maria Borisova
Ekaterina Prokofyeva
Elvina Karimova
Nadezhda Fedotova
Olga Belova
Ekaterina Lisunova
Anastasia Simanovich
Anna Timofeeva
Evgenia Soboleva
Evgeniya Ivanova
Anna Grineva
Anna Karnaukh

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio 2016 – FINA Water Polo Qualification System" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Breakdown of anticipated athletes by sport". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2016.

External linksEdit