FINA Water Polo World Cup

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The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight (8) men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, and is currently held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

Editions[edit]

FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
Year Host Winner Runner-up 3rd Place
1979 Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Hungary

United States

Yugoslavia
1981 Long Beach, USA
Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Cuba
1983 Malibu, USA
Soviet Union

West Germany

Italy
1985 Duisburg, West Germany
West Germany

United States

Spain
1987 Thessaloniki, Greece
Yugoslavia

Soviet Union

West Germany
1989 West Berlin, West Germany
Yugoslavia

Italy

Hungary
1991 Barcelona, Spain
United States

Yugoslavia

Spain
1993 Athens, Greece
Italy

Hungary

Australia
1995 Atlanta, USA
Hungary

Italy

Russia
1997 Athens, Greece
United States

Greece

Hungary
1999 Sydney, Australia
Hungary

Italy

Spain
2002 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Russia

Hungary

Yugoslavia
2006 Budapest, Hungary
Serbia and Montenegro

Hungary

Spain
2010 Oradea, Romania
Serbia

Croatia

Spain

Ranking[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Serbia1 4 2 2 8
2  Hungary 3 3 2 8
3  Russia 3 1 1 5
4  United States 2 2 4
5  Italy 1 3 1 5
6  Germany 1 1 1 3
7  Croatia 1 1
 Greece 1 1
9  Spain 5 5
10  Australia 1 1
 Cuba 1 1
1.^ Serbia is official successor of Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro teams.[3]
2.^ Russia is official successor of the Soviet Union team.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Water Polo World Cup page of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. ^ HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. ^ a b "WATER POLO MEDALLISTS AND STATISTICS". FINA.