Water polo at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament

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The 2003 FINA Women's World Water Polo Championship was the sixth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from July 13 to July 25, and incorporated in the 2003 World Aquatics Championships, held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Hungary, United States, Canada, Russia and Italy qualified by finishing in the top-five at the 2002 FINA World Cup in Perth, Australia.

Teams[edit]


Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

GROUP A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Canada 6 3 3 0 0 29 6 +23
2.  Australia 4 3 2 0 1 27 9 +18
3.  Brazil 2 3 1 0 2 14 18 –4
4.  Great Britain 0 3 0 0 3 4 41 –37
  • July 13, 2003
Great Britain  1 – 14  Canada
Australia  8 – 1  Brazil
  • July 15, 2003
Brazil  2 – 9  Canada
Australia  16 – 2  Great Britain
  • July 17, 2003
Great Britain  1 – 11  Brazil
Australia  3 – 6  Canada

GROUP B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Netherlands 5 3 2 1 0 41 15 +26
2.  Russia 5 3 2 1 0 44 14 +30
3.  Japan 2 3 1 0 2 19 32 –13
4.  Venezuela 0 3 0 0 3 12 53 –41
  • July 13, 2003
Japan  4 – 13  Russia
Netherlands  18 – 4  Venezuela
  • July 15, 2003
Venezuela  4 – 23  Russia
Netherlands  15 – 3  Japan
  • July 17, 2003
Venezuela  4 – 12  Japan
Netherlands  8 – 8  Russia

GROUP C[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  United States 6 3 3 0 0 35 15 +20
2.  Germany 4 3 2 0 1 30 23 +7
3.  Greece 2 3 1 0 2 22 21 +1
4.  France 0 3 0 0 3 9 37 –28
  • July 13, 2003
Germany  15 – 5  France
Greece  7 – 10  United States
  • July 15, 2003
United States  15 – 3  France
Germany  10 – 8  Greece
  • July 17, 2003
Germany  4 – 10  United States
Greece  7 – 1  France

GROUP D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 37 26 +11
2.  Italy 4 3 2 0 1 29 24 +5
3.  Spain 2 3 1 0 2 21 28 –7
4.  Kazakhstan 0 3 0 0 3 19 28 –9
  • July 13, 2003
Italy  11 – 6  Kazakhstan
Hungary  16 – 7  Spain
  • July 15, 2003
Italy  10 – 11  Hungary
Spain  7 – 4  Kazakhstan
  • July 17, 2003
Italy  8 – 7  Spain
Hungary  10 – 9  Kazakhstan

Play-Offs[edit]

  • July 19, 2003
Australia  12 – 1  Japan
Italy  8 – 5  Greece
Russia  12 – 2  Brazil
Spain  9 – 6  Germany

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 21 – Barcelona        
  Canada  9
July 23 – Barcelona
  Spain  8  
  Canada  2
July 21 – Barcelona
    Italy  5  
  Italy  8 (5)
July 25 – Barcelona
  Netherlands  8 (3)  
  Italy  6
July 21 – Barcelona
    United States  8
  Russia  8
July 23 – Barcelona
  Hungary  6  
  Russia  7 Third place
July 21 – Barcelona
    United States  11  
  United States  8   Canada  7
  Australia  4     Russia  9
July 25 – Barcelona

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • July 21, 2003
Canada  9 – 8  Spain
Italy  8 (5) – 8 (3) [aps]  Netherlands
Russia  8 – 6  Hungary
United States  8 – 4  Australia

Semifinals[edit]

  • July 19, 2003 — 13th/16th place
Great Britain  5 – 6  Venezuela
France  4 – 9  Kazakhstan
  • July 21, 2003 — 9th/12th place
Greece  14 – 4  Brazil
Germany  11 – 8  Japan
  • July 23, 2003 — 5th/8th place
Hungary  6 – 3  Australia
Netherlands  7 – 3  Spain
  • July 23, 2003 — 1st/4th place
Canada  2 – 5  Italy
United States  11 – 7  Russia

Finals[edit]

  • July 21, 2003 — 15th place
France  9 – 6  Great Britain
  • July 21, 2003 — 13th place
Kazakhstan  15 – 5  Venezuela
  • July 23, 2003 — 11th place
Japan  4 – 3  Brazil
  • July 23, 2003 — 9th place
Greece  10 – 5  Germany
  • July 25, 2003 — 7th place
Australia  7 – 3  Spain
  • July 25, 2003 — 5th place
Hungary  8 – 7  Netherlands
  • July 25, 2003 — Bronze Medal Match
Canada  7 – 9  Russia
  • July 25, 2003 — Gold Medal Match
United States  8 – 6  Italy

Final ranking[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • ???
  • Topscorer
  • ???

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Nicolle Payne
Heather Petri
Ericka Lorenz
Brenda Villa
Ellen Estes
Natalie Golda
Margaret Dingeldein
Jacqueline Frank
Heather Moody
Robin Beauregard
Amber Stachowski
Gabrielle Domanic
Thalia Munro

Head Coach
Guy Baker
 Italy
Francesca Conti
Martina Miceli
Carmela Allucci
Silvia Bosurgi
Erika Lava
Manuela Zanchi
Tania di Mario
Cinzia Ragusa
Giusy Malato
Alexandra Araujo
Maddalena Musumeci
Melania Grego
Noémi Tóth

Head Coach
Pierluigi Formiconi
 Russia
Valentina Vorontsova
Natalya Shepelina
Yekaterina Salimova
Sofia Konoukh
Yelena Smurova
Galina Zlotnikova
Anastassia Zoubkova
Veronika Linkova
Tatiana Petrova
Olga Turova
Ekaterina Shishova
Svetlana Bogdanova
Maria Yaina

Head Coach
Yury Mitianin

References[edit]