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Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament of Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began on 9 August and ended on 19 August 2016. Games were held at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center and the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Women's water polo
at the XXXI Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates9–19 August 2016
Teams(from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runner-up Italy
Third place Russia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches24
Goals scored435 (18.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Maggie Steffens
(17 goals)
Best playerUnited States Maggie Steffens
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The United States won the gold medal by defeating Italy 10–5 in the final. Russia captured bronze, beating Hungary 19–18.[1]

Competition scheduleEdit

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

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

DrawEdit

The draw was held on 10 April 2016.[3]

Teams from eight nations compete in the tournament and were seeded into two groups for the preliminary round.

SeedingEdit

The seeding was announced on 10 April 2016.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
  Hungary
  Australia
  United States
  Italy
  Russia
  China
  Spain
  Brazil

RefereesEdit

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[5]

  •   German Moller
  •   Daniel Flahive
  •   Mark Koganov
  •   Fabio Toffoli
  •   Marie-Claude Deslières
  •   Ni Shi Wei
  •   Nenad Peris
  •   Hatem Gaber
  •   Benjamin Mercier
  •   Georgios Stavridis
  •   Péter Molnár
  •   Masoud Rezvani
  •   Fillippo Gomez
  •   Tadao Tahara
  •   Stanko Ivanovski
  •   Diana Dutilh-Dumas
  •   Radosław Koryzna
  •   Adrian Alexandrescu
  •   Sergey Naumov
  •   Vojin Putniković
  •   Boris Margeta
  •   Dion Willis
  •   Francesc Buch
  •   Joseph Peila

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


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.


9 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   9–3   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 2–0, 3–0, 3–2
Bianconi 3 Goals three players 1
9 August 2016
13:00
Report Russia   4–14   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–5, 3–2, 0–4
Prokofyeva 2 Goals Southern 4

11 August 2016
09:00
Report Russia   14–7   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 2–0, 4–2, 6–1
Ivanova, Prokofyeva 3 Goals Chiappini 4
11 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy   8–7   Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
 Péter Molnár (HUN), Boris Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 0–1, 2–3, 2–1
Garibotti 3 Goals Southern, Webster 2

13 August 2016
10:20
Report Russia   5–10   Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 1–3, 1–2
Grineva 2 Goals Bianconi 3
13 August 2016
11:40
Report Australia   10–3   Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Dion Willis (RSA), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–1, 2–0, 3–1
Gofers, Webster 2 Goals three players 3

Group BEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


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.


9 August 2016
09:00
Report China   11–13   Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 3–6, 2–1
Ma Huanhuan, Niu Guannan 3 Goals Czigány 4
9 August 2016
11:40
Report Spain   4–11   United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Filippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 1–3, 2–2, 0–2
García 2 Goals three players 2

11 August 2016
11:40
Report China   4–12   United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Filippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 0–3, 2–3, 1–2
four players 1 Goals Musselman, Steffens 4
11 August 2016
13:00
Report Spain   11–10   Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 4–1, 1–3
five players 2 Goals Bujka 5

13 August 2016
09:00
Report China   8–12   Spain Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 4–4, 1–2, 1–3
Zhang Cong 3 Goals López 4
13 August 2016
13:00
Report Hungary   6–11   United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–5, 1–1, 2–3
Szűcs 2 Goals Steffens 4

Final roundEdit

Final Bracket
  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
5th place bracket
 
5th–8th place classification5th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Australia11
 
 
 
  Brazil4
 
  Australia10
 
 
 
  Spain12
 
  Spain11
 
 
  China6
 
7th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  Brazil5
 
 
  China10

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


15 August 2016
14:10
Report Brazil   3–13   United States Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 0–5, 0–3, 0–5, 3–0
three players 1 Goals four players 2
15 August 2016
15:30
Report Australia   11–13 Hungary   Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 2–2, 3–2, 2–1  PSO: 3–5
Southern 3 Goals Bujka, Keszthelyi 2
15 August 2016
18:20
Report Russia   12–10   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–2, 5–3, 2–2
Fedotova 4 Goals López, Tarragó 3
15 August 2016
19:40
Report Italy   12–7   China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–1, 4–2, 4–3
Bianconi 3 Goals Zhang Cong 3

5th–8th place classificationEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


17 August 2016
11:00
Report Australia   11–4   Brazil Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Marie Deslières (CAN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–1, 4–1, 2–1
Arancini, Southern 3 Goals Chiappini 2
17 August 2016
15:10
Report Spain   11–6   China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Fabio Toffoli (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–0, 4–2, 3–2
five players 2 Goals Ma Huanhuan 2

SemifinalsEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


17 August 2016
12:20
Report Russia   9–12   Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–4, 0–2, 5–4
Ivanova, Lisunova 2 Goals Garibotti 5
17 August 2016
16:30
Report Hungary   10–14   United States Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–5, 3–4, 2–2
Keszthelyi 4 Goals Steffens 4

7th place matchEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


19 August 2016
10:00
Report Brazil   5–10   China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–2, 0–2, 3–4
Chiappini 3 Goals three players 2

5th place matchEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


19 August 2016
14:10
Report Australia   10–12   Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 5–4, 2–3, 1–3, 2–2
Buckling 3 Goals Tarragó 7

Bronze medal matchEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


19 August 2016
11:20
Report Hungary   18–19   Russia   Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Fillippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–4, 3–1, 3–4  PSO: 6–7
Bujka 3 Goals Fedotova 5

Gold medal matchEdit

All times are BRT (UTC-3).


19 August 2016
15:30
Report   United States   12–5   Italy   Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 1–2, 4–1, 3–1
Neushul 3
M. Fischer, Fattal 2
Musselman, Steffens, Seidemann, Mathewson, Craig 1
Goals Radicchi 2
Di Mario 1
Bianconi 1
Emmolo 1

Ranking and statisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  United States (USA)
Samantha Hill
Maddie Musselman
Melissa Seidemann
Rachel Fattal
Caroline Clark
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Kiley Neushul
Aria Fischer
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Makenzie Fischer
Kami Craig
Ashleigh Johnson

Head coach: Adam Krikorian
  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

Head coach: Fabio Conti
  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

Head coach: Alexandr Gaidukov

AwardsEdit

[6]

Most Valuable Player
Best Goalscorer
Olympic All-Star Team

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Water Polo, Women's final and bronze matches - US retain title, their reign is unchallenged". fina.org. 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Breakdown of anticipated athletes by sport". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "WP Olympic Games Qualification Tournament is ready". federnuoto.it. 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ "RIO 2016 - Water polo - Teams & Groups". fina.org. 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Referees
  6. ^ "Rio 2016: Egyesült államok ismét a csúcson; két Magyar az álomcsapatban". waterpolo.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.