Water polo at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Water Polo
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Water Polo Arena, 16 April 2012.jpg
London Water Polo Arena
Venue London 2012 Water Polo Arena
Dates 29 July to 12 August 2012
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Water polo at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Water polo pictogram.svg
Tournaments
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The water polo tournaments at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the London 2012 Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park from 29 July to 12 August. The capacity of the venue was 5,000 spectators. Twelve teams competed in the men's tournament and eight teams in the women's tournament.

Qualification[edit]

Both of Great Britain's teams automatically qualified, while the African qualification tournaments did not take place increasing the available spots at each final qualification tournament to 4.[1][2]

Men[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Number
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation 1  Great Britain
2011 World League Super-Final 21–26 June 2011 Italy Florence, Italy 1  Serbia
2011 FINA World Championships 16–31 July 2011 China Shanghai, China 3  Italy
 Croatia
 Hungary
2011 Pan American Games 23–29 October 2011 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico 1  United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championships 23–29 January 2012 Japan Chiba City, Japan 1  Kazakhstan
Oceania 1  Australia
World Qualification Tournament 1–8 April 2012 Canada Edmonton, Canada[3] 4  Montenegro
 Spain
 Greece
 Romania
Total 12

Women[edit]

Means of qualification Date Venue Number
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation 1  Great Britain
2011 Pan American Games 23–28 October 2011 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico 1  United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championships 23–29 January 2012 Japan Chiba City, Japan 1  China
Oceania 1  Australia
World Qualification Tournament 15–22 April 2012 Italy Trieste, Italy[3] 4  Spain
 Italy
 Russia
 Hungary
Total 8

Draw[edit]

The draw for the Olympic tournament took place in May 2012. The men were drawn into two groups of six teams, the women were drawn into two groups of four teams.[4]

Men's competition[edit]

Group A Group B

Women's competition[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A Group B

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Croatia 1 0 0 1
United States 1 0 0 1
3 Italy 0 1 0 1
Spain 0 1 0 1
5 Australia 0 0 1 1
Serbia 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men  Croatia (CRO)
Josip Pavić
Damir Burić
Miho Bošković
Nikša Dobud
Maro Joković
Petar Muslim
Ivan Buljubašić
Andro Bušlje
Sandro Sukno
Samir Barač
Igor Hinić
Paulo Obradović
Frano Vićan
 Italy (ITA)
Stefano Tempesti
Amaurys Pérez
Niccolò Gitto
Pietro Figlioli
Alex Giorgetti
Maurizio Felugo
Massimo Giacoppo
Valentino Gallo
Christian Presciutti
Deni Fiorentini
Matteo Aicardi
Danijel Premuš
Giacomo Pastorino
 Serbia (SRB)
Slobodan Soro
Aleksa Šaponjić
Živko Gocić
Vanja Udovičić
Dušan Mandić
Duško Pijetlović
Slobodan Nikić
Milan Aleksić
Nikola Rađen
Filip Filipović
Andrija Prlainović
Stefan Mitrović
Gojko Pijetlović
Women  United States (USA)
Elizabeth Armstrong
Heather Petri
Melissa Seidemann
Brenda Villa
Lauren Wenger
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Jessica Steffens
Elsie Windes
Kelly Rulon
Annika Dries
Kami Craig
Tumuaialii Anae
 Spain (ESP)
Laura Ester
Marta Bach
Anna Espar
Roser Tarragó
Matilde Ortiz
Jennifer Pareja
Lorena Miranda
María del Pilar Peña
Andrea Blas
Ona Meseguer
María García Godoy
Laura López
Ana Copado
 Australia (AUS)
Victoria Brown
Gemma Beadsworth
Sophie Smith
Holly Lincoln-Smith
Jane Moran
Bronwen Knox
Rowena Webster
Kate Gynther
Glencora Ralph
Ashleigh Southern
Melissa Rippon
Nicola Zagame
Alicia McCormack

References[edit]