Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships

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Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
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Sport Water Polo
Founded 1973
Continent all (International)
Most recent champion(s)  Hungary (Men)
 Spain (Women)
Most titles  Hungary (Men)
 United States (Women)

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships is an international water polo tournament held every two years as part of the FINA World Aquatics Championships. The reigning champions are Hungary in men's[1] and Spain in women's competition.[2]

Men's tournament[edit]

History[edit]

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament
Year Host Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze
1973
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Belgrade,
Yugoslavia

Hungary

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia
1975
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Cali,
Colombia

Soviet Union

Hungary

Italy
1978
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West Berlin,
West Germany

Italy

Hungary

Yugoslavia
1982
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Guayaquil,
Ecuador

Soviet Union

Hungary

West Germany
1986
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Madrid,
Spain

Yugoslavia

Italy

Soviet Union
1991
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Perth,
Australia

Yugoslavia

Spain

Hungary
1994
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Rome,
Italy

Italy

Spain

Russia
1998
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Perth,
Australia

Spain

Hungary

Yugoslavia
2001
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Fukuoka,
Japan

Spain

Yugoslavia

Russia
2003
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Barcelona,
Spain

Hungary

Italy

Serbia and Montenegro
2005
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Montreal,
Canada

Serbia and Montenegro

Hungary

Greece
2007
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Melbourne,
Australia

Croatia

Hungary

Spain
2009
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Rome,
Italy

Serbia

Spain

Croatia
2011
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Shanghai,
China

Italy

Serbia

Croatia
2013
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Barcelona,
Spain

Hungary

Montenegro

Croatia
2015
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Kazan,
Russia
2017
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Guadalajara,
Mexico
2019
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Gwangju,
South Korea
2021
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Budapest,
Hungary

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Yugoslavia /  Serbia 1 4 2 4 10
2  Hungary 3 6 1 10
3  Italy 3 2 1 6
4  Spain 2 3 1 6
5  Soviet Union /  Russia 2 2 1 3 6
6  Croatia 1 0 3 4
7  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
8  Germany 0 0 1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45
1.^ Serbia is official successor of Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro teams.[3]
2.^ Russia is official successor of the Soviet Union team.[3]

Participating nations[edit]

Team 1973 1975 1978 1982 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 Years
 Australia 14th 11th 9th 11th 10th 8th 10th 4th 10th 7th 10th 10th 10th 9th 8th 15
 Brazil 12th 12th 13th 13th 13th 14th 6
 Bulgaria 13th 12th 8th 3
 Canada 14th 14th 14th 13th 13th 14th 13th 15th 14th 13th 12th 8th 10th 11th 15
 Colombia 16th 1
 China 10th 14th 16th 16th 13th 12th 15th 14th 8
 Croatia Part of Yugoslavia 4th 9th 8th 9th 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 9
 Cuba 6th 4th 10th 5th 7th 11th 11th 12th 8
 Egypt 15th 15th 2
 France 13th 8th 12th 3
 Germany 11th 6th 7th 3rd 6th 5th 9th 14th 11th 9th 8th 6th 8th 10th 14
 Great Britain 15th 1
 Greece 12th 12th 12th 11th 10th 7th 8th 6th 4th 3rd 6th 6th 12
 Hungary 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 9th 3rd 5th 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 2nd 5th 4th 1st 15
 Iran 15th 15th 2
 Israel 16th 16th 15th 3
 Italy 4th 3rd 1st 9th 2nd 6th 1st 5th 4th 2nd 8th 5th 11th 1st 4th 15
 Japan 16th 15th 14th 16th 11th 5
 Kazakhstan Part of Soviet Union 12th 11th 12th 16th 13th 12th 6
 Macedonia Part of Yugoslavia 14th 1
 Mexico 9th 9th 15th 3
 Montenegro Part of Yugoslavia 9th 7th 2nd 3
 Netherlands 8th 7th 13th 4th 14th 8th 9th 7
 New Zealand 16th 16th 16th 16th 15th 16th 6
 Romania 7th 5th 6th 9th 13th 12th 6th 11th 7th 12th 13th 11
 Russia Part of Soviet Union 3rd 6th 3rd 10th 7th 7th 6
 Serbia Part of Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 1st 2nd 7th 8
 Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia 10th 11th 8th 3
 South Africa 15th 14th 15th 14th 15th 16th 15th 7
 Soviet Union 2nd 1st 4th 1st 3rd 7th 6
 Spain 10th 10th 11th 8th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 5th 5th 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 15
 United States 5th 8th 5th 6th 4th 4th 6th 7th 7th 6th 11th 9th 4th 6th 9th 15
 Yugoslavia 3rd 13th 3rd 7th 1st 1st 6
Total 16 16 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Women's tournament[edit]

History[edit]

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament
Year Host Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze
1986
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Madrid,
Spain

Australia

Netherlands

United States
1991
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Perth,
Australia

Netherlands

Canada

United States
1994
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Rome,
Italy

Hungary

Netherlands

Italy
1998
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Perth,
Australia

Italy

Netherlands

Australia
2001
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Fukuoka,
Japan

Italy

Hungary

Canada
2003
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Barcelona,
Spain

United States

Italy

Russia
2005
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Montreal,
Canada

Hungary

United States

Canada
2007
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Melbourne,
Australia

United States

Australia

Russia
2009
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Rome,
Italy

United States

Canada

Russia
2011
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Shanghai,
China

Greece

China

Russia
2013
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Barcelona,
Spain

Spain

Australia

Hungary
2015
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Kazan,
Russia
2017
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Guadalajara,
Mexico
2019
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Gwangju,
South Korea
2021
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Budapest,
Hungary

Medal table[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 3 1 2 6
2  Hungary 2 1 1 4
 Italy 2 1 1 4
4  Netherlands 1 3 0 4
5  Australia 1 2 1 4
6  Greece 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
8  Canada 0 2 2 4
9  China 0 1 0 1
10  Russia 0 0 4 4
Total 11 11 11 33

Participating nations[edit]

Team 1986 1991 1994 1998 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 Years
 Australia 1st 5th 6th 3rd 5th 7th 6th 2nd 6th 5th 2nd 11
 Belgium 7th 1
 Brazil 8th 11th 10th 10th 13th 13th 10th 13th 14th 14th 10
 Canada 4th 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 2nd 8th 8th 11
 China 16th 14th 11th 2nd 9th 5
 Cuba 9th 15th 10th 3
 France 9th 9th 15th 3
 Germany 6th 6th 8th 10th 8th 11th 10th 7
 Great Britain 9th 16th 13th 3
 Greece 5th 7th 9th 5th 8th 4th 1st 6th 8
 Japan 11th 11th 2
 Hungary 5th 4th 1st 7th 2nd 5th 1st 4th 7th 9th 3rd 11
 Italy 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 7th 5th 9th 4th 10th 9
 Kazakhstan 12th 12th 8th 12th 13th 14th 13th 11th 8
 Netherlands 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 9th 6th 10th 9th 5th 7th 7th 11
 New Zealand 7th 10th 11th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 9
 Norway 8th 1
 Puerto Rico 16th 1
 Russia 7th 4th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 9
 South Africa 16th 15th 15th 3
 Spain 9th 8th 11th 7th 8th 11th 1st 7
 United States 3rd 3rd 4th 8th 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 6th 5th 11
 Uzbekistan 15th 15th 16th 16th 4
 Venezuela 14th 14th 2
Total 9 9 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16

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