Water polo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Water Polo
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Dates 1–10 August 1984
«1980 1988»

The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California.[1] The tournament featured 12 men's teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.

Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984 games, along with swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, which was held for the first time.

Teams[edit]

12 teams played in the 1984 Olympic tournament:

The top 8 teams qualified for the 1985 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup in Duisburg, West Germany.

Squads[edit]

Tournament play[edit]

The tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play: preliminary play in 3 groups; and final play in 2 groups. The top 2 teams from each preliminary group (shaded ones) advanced to Group D and played for the top-6 places; the bottom 2 teams from each preliminary group played in Group E to determine places 7-12.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Qualified for second group stage
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 0 34 16 +18 6
 Netherlands 3 2 0 1 25 26 –1 4
 China 3 1 0 2 21 27 –6 2
 Canada 3 0 0 3 18 29 −11 0
  • August 1
Yugoslavia  13 – 4  Canada
China  8 – 10  Netherlands
  • August 2
Yugoslavia  12 – 7  China
Netherlands  10 – 9  Canada
  • August 3
China  6 – 5  Canada
Yugoslavia  9 – 5  Netherlands

Group B[edit]

Qualified for second group stage
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 32 17 +15 6
 Spain 3 2 0 1 39 31 +8 4
 Greece 3 0 1 2 23 33 –10 1
 Brazil 3 0 1 2 25 38 −13 1
  • August 1
Spain  19 – 12  Brazil
United States  12 – 5  Greece
  • August 2
Spain  12 – 9  Greece
United States  10 – 4  Brazil
  • August 3
Greece  9 – 9  Brazil
Spain  8 – 10  United States

Group C[edit]

Qualified for second group stage
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 3 3 0 0 35 18 +17 6
 Australia 3 1 1 1 27 20 +7 3
 Italy 3 1 1 1 27 23 +4 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 15 43 −28 0
  • August 1
Italy  15 – 5  Japan
West Germany  10 – 6  Australia
  • August 2
Australia  8 – 8  Italy
West Germany  15 – 8  Japan
  • August 3
Japan  2 – 15  Australia
West Germany  10 – 4  Italy

Final round[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Yugoslavia 9 5 4 1 0 47 33 +14
2.  United States 9 5 4 1 0 43 34 +9
3.  West Germany 5 5 2 1 2 49 34 +15
4.  Spain 4 5 1 2 2 42 46 –4
5.  Australia 3 5 1 1 3 37 48 –11
6.  Netherlands 0 5 0 0 5 25 48 –23
  • August 6
Australia  6 – 9  Yugoslavia
United States  8 – 7  Netherlands
Spain  8 – 8  West Germany
  • August 7
United States  12 – 7  Australia
Yugoslavia  10 – 9  West Germany
Spain  8 – 4  Netherlands
  • August 9
United States  8 – 7  West Germany
Netherlands  7 – 8  Australia
Spain  8 – 14  Yugoslavia
  • August 10
West Germany  15 – 2  Netherlands
Australia  10 – 10  Spain
United States  5 – 5  Yugoslavia

Group E[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.  Italy 9 5 4 1 0 63 14 +49
8.  Greece 8 5 3 2 0 52 41 +11
9.  China 6 5 3 0 2 44 39 +5
10.  Canada 3 5 1 1 3 40 48 –8
11.  Japan 2 5 1 0 4 30 55 –25
12.  Brazil 2 5 0 2 3 40 52 –12
  • August 6
China  10 – 4  Japan
Greece  11 – 8  Canada
Italy  13 – 4  Brazil
  • August 7
Greece  14 – 7  Japan
Italy  11 – 8  China
Canada  10 – 10  Brazil
  • August 9
China  11 – 9  Brazil
Canada  8 – 5  Japan
Greece  8 – 8  Italy
  • August 10
Japan  9 – 8  Brazil
Italy  16 – 9  Canada
Greece  10 – 9  China

Final ranking[edit]

Gold medal icon.svg  Yugoslavia
Silver medal icon.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg  West Germany
4  Spain
5  Australia
6  Netherlands
7  Italy
8  Greece
9  China
10  Canada
11  Japan
12  Brazil

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yugoslavia (YUG)
Milorad Krivokapić
Deni Lušić
Zoran Petrović
Božo Vuletić
Veselin Đuho
Zoran Roje
Milivoj Bebić
Perica Bukić
Goran Sukno
Tomislav Paškvalin
Igor Milanović
Dragan Andrić
Andrija Popović

Head coach:
Ratko Rudić
 United States (USA)
Craig Wilson
Kevin Robertson
Gary Figueroa
Peter Campbell
Doug Burke
Joseph Vargas
Jon Svendsen
John Siman
Andrew McDonald
Terry Schroeder
Jody Campbell
Timothy Shaw
Chris Dorst

Head coach:
Monte Nitzkowski
 West Germany (FRG)
Peter Röhle
Thomas Loebb
Frank Otto
Rainer Hoppe
Armando Fernández
Thomas Huber
Jürgen Schroder
Rainer Osselmann
Hagen Stamm
Roland Freund
Dirk Theismann
Werner Obschernikat


Head coach:
Nico Firoiu

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals
1  Manuel Estiarte (ESP) 34
2  Mario Fiorillo (ITA) 19
3  Frank Otto (FRG) 18
4  Charles Turner (AUS) 17
5  Milivoj Bebić (YUG) 16
 Hagen Stamm (FRG) 16
 Wang Xiaotian (CHN) 16
8  Mario Souto (BRA) 15
 Eric Tebbe Borges (BRA) 15
 Christopher Wybrow (AUS) 15
 Sotirios Stathakis (GRE) 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984 Volume 2: Competition Summary and results (note: this file is 50.8MB). Originally published in print form by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in 1985; digitally published by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1998, retrieved 2012-03-15.