Water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's tournament of water polo at the 2020 Summer Olympics at Tokyo, Japan is scheduled to begin on 24 July and end on 7 August 2021 which will be held at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center.[1] It will be the sixth appearance of the women's tournament, which has been held consecutively since 2000.

Women's water polo
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Japan
CityTokyo
Venue(s)Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center
Dates24 July – 7 August 2021
Teams10 (from 5 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches32
2016
2024

On 24 March 2020, the Olympics were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

QualificationEdit


Event Dates Venue(s) Quota Qualifier(s)
Host nation 7 September 2013   Buenos Aires 1   Japan
2019 FINA World League 4–9 June 2019   Hungary 1   United States
2019 FINA World Championships 14–26 July 2019   Gwangju 1   Spain
2019 Pan American Games 4–10 August 2019   Lima 1   Canada
Oceanian Continental Selection 1   Australia
African Continental Selection 1   South Africa
2020 European Championships 12–25 January 2020   Budapest 1   ROC
2018 Asian Games[3][4][5] 16–21 August 2018   Jakarta 1   China
World Qualification Tournament 19–24 January 2021[6]   Trieste 2   Hungary
  Netherlands
Total 10


ScheduleEdit

The competition begins on 24 July, and matches are held every other day. At each match time, two matches are played simultaneously (one from each group during preliminary round, two quarterfinals during that round, one main semifinal and one classification 5 to 8 semifinal during the semifinal round, and the two classification games on the final day) except for the bronze medal final and gold medal final.[7][8][9]

Legend
G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6 Sat 7
G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Competition formatEdit

The ten teams are seeded into two groups for a preliminary round and in each group play a round-robin. The top four teams in each group advance to the knockout round while the fifth placed teams are eliminated and those teams are ranked 9 and 10 based on win-loss record, then goal average. The knockout round begins with quarterfinals, with the winners advance to the semifinals, while the quarterfinal losers play in the fifth to eighth place classification semifinals. The two semifinal winners play in the gold medal game, while the two semifinal losers play in the bronze medal game.[10]

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 21 February 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.[11][12][13]

The ten teams in the women's tournament were drawn into two groups of five teams. The teams were seeded into five pots.[12]:6:30[14]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  United States
  Spain
  ROC
  Australia
  Hungary
  Netherlands
  Canada
  China
  South Africa
  Japan

Group stageEdit

The scheduled was announced on 9 March 2021.[15]

All times are local (UTC+9).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 July 2021. Source: FINA
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.


24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
14:00
v
Canada     Australia Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
15:30
v
South Africa     Spain Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
18:20
v
Australia     Netherlands Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
19:50
v
Spain     Canada Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
14:00
v
Canada     South Africa Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
15:30
v
Netherlands     Spain Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
14:00
v
South Africa     Netherlands Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
19:50
v
Spain     Australia Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
15:30
v
Netherlands     Canada Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
19:50
v
Australia     South Africa Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   ROC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Japan (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2021. Source: FINA
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.


24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
18:20
v
Japan     United States Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
19:50
v
China     ROC Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
14:00
v
United States     China Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
15:30
v
ROC     Hungary Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
18:20
v
China     Japan Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
28 July 2021 (2021-07-28)
19:50
v
Hungary     United States Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
15:30
v
United States     ROC Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
30 July 2021 (2021-07-30)
18:20
v
Japan     Hungary Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
14:00
v
Hungary     China Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo
1 August 2021 (2021-08-01)
18:20
v
ROC     Japan Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
3 August
 
 
A1
 
5 August
 
B4
 
 
 
3 August
 
 
 
B2
 
7 August
 
A3
 
 
 
3 August
 
 
 
A2
 
5 August
 
B3
 
 
 
3 August
 
 Bronze medal
 
B1
 
7 August
 
A4
 
 
 
 
 
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
5 August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seventh place
 
 
7 August
 
 
 
 
 
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

3 August 2021 (2021-08-03)
14:00
v
A1 B4 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

3 August 2021 (2021-08-03)
15:30
v
A2 B3 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

3 August 2021 (2021-08-03)
18:20
v
A3 B2 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

3 August 2021 (2021-08-03)
19:50
v
A4 B1 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

5 August 2021 (2021-08-05)
14:00
v
LQF1 LQF3 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

5 August 2021 (2021-08-05)
15:30
v
LQF2 LQF4 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

SemifinalsEdit

5 August 2021 (2021-08-05)
18:20
v
WQF1 WQF3 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

5 August 2021 (2021-08-05)
19:50
v
WQF2 WQF4 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Seventh place gameEdit

7 August 2021 (2021-08-07)
09:30
v
LSF1 LSF2 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Fifth place gameEdit

7 August 2021 (2021-08-07)
11:00
v
WSF1 WSF2 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Bronze medal gameEdit

7 August 2021 (2021-08-07)
13:40
v
LSF1 LSF2 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

Gold medal gameEdit

7 August 2021 (2021-08-07)
16:30
v
WSF1 WSF2 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ Ivan Curcic (30 January 2020). "Problems on road to Tokyo: Kazakhstan refuses to host Asian Championships". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  4. ^ Ivan Curcic (14 February 2020). "Asian Federation decides: Kazakhstan and China go to Tokyo". total-waterpolo.com. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
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