2012 Women's European Water Polo Championship

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2012 Women's European Water Polo Championship
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
Dates18–28 January
Teams(from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Italy (5th title)
Runner-up Greece
Third place Hungary
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches20
Goals scored459 (22.95 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Rita Keszthelyi
(19 goals)
Best playerItaly Tania Di Mario
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The 2012 Women's European Water Polo Championship took place at the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swim Stadium in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from January 18 to 28, 2012.

Italy won their fifth title by defeating Greece 13-10 in the final. Hungary captured the bronze medal after a 9-8 win over Russia.

Road to the 2012 Olympics[edit]

The championships was part of the qualification procedure for the 2012 London Olympics that will take place in late July and early August of that year. There will be 8 women's teams in the Olympic competition.

By the time that these championships took place, three women's places have already been booked: the winner of the Pan American Games in Guadalajara (Mexico), the Australian team for Oceania (not contested) and the British team, as host nation.

As Great Britain women's team has been entered into the Olympic competition, there was not a direct entry to the Olympic tournament from the European Championships. Six women's teams will be entered into a world-wide qualifying competition from 1–8 April 2012 for men in Edmonton, Canada and from 15–22 April for women in Trieste (Italy).[1] Four teams from this competition qualified for the Olympic tournament.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Squads[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on November 12, 2011.[3]

Groups[edit]

Group A Group B

 Netherlands
 Great Britain
 Hungary
 Russia

 Greece
 Spain
 Germany
 Italy

Preliminary round[edit]

     Team advances to Semifinals
     Team advances to Quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
1.  Russia 3 3 0 0 38 29 +9 9
2.  Hungary 3 2 0 1 37 29 +8 6
3.  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 30 26 +4 3
4.  Great Britain 3 0 0 3 25 46 −21 0
18 January 2012
16:00
Report Great Britain  9–19  Hungary Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 350
Referees:
Mauss (GER), Grandin (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 3–4, 3–7, 2–4
McCann, Gisbon 2 Goals Keszthelyi 5

18 January 2012
19:00
Report Netherlands  10–11  Russia Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
Referees:
Koryzna (POL), Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 5–3, 2–2, 1–3
van Belkum 6 Goals Lisunova 4

20 January 2012
16:00
Report Russia  15–10  Great Britain Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 400
Referees:
Mauss (GER), Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 3–2, 1–3, 5–3
Fedotova 4 Goals three players 2

20 January 2012
19:00
Report Hungary  9–8  Netherlands Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,250
Referees:
Stavridis (GRE), Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 4–4, 1–1, 1–3, 3–0
Szűcs, Keszthelyi 2 Goals van Belkum 3

22 January 2012
16:00
Report Netherlands  12–6  Great Britain Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,700
Referees:
Mauss (GER), Grandinf (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 5–3, 4–1, 2–0
van Belkum 5 Goals McCann, Leighton 2

22 January 2012
17:30
Report Hungary  9–12  Russia Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
Referees:
Gomez (ITA), Brguljan (MNE)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 5–4, 1–4, 2–1
Keszthelyi 4 Goals Fedotova, Ivanova 3

Group B[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

Team G W D L GF GA Diff Points
1.  Greece 3 3 0 0 30 21 +9 9
2.  Italy 3 2 0 1 42 33 +9 6
3.  Spain 3 1 0 2 39 35 +4 3
4.  Germany 3 0 0 3 30 52 −22 0
18 January 2012
17:30
Report Spain  22–12  Germany Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 500
Referees:
Dutilh (NED), Stajkovic (MKD)
Score by quarters: 7–3, 3–3, 7–4, 5–2
García 6 Goals Zöllner 3

18 January 2012
20:30
Report Greece  10–9  Italy Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 600
Referees:
Fekete (HUN), Detko (GBR)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–0, 3–3, 3–4
Antonakou 3 Goals Abbate, Cotti 2

20 January 2012
17:30
Report Germany  6–12  Greece Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 800
Referees:
Dutilh (NED), Koganov (AZE)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–3, 1–3, 2–3
Zollner 2 Goals Gerolymou 5

20 January 2012
20:30
Report Italy  15–11  Spain Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 500
Referees:
Peris (CRO), Brguljan (MNE)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 4–1, 3–3, 4–4
Emmolo 4 Goals Pareja 4

22 January 2012
19:00
Report Germany  12–18  Italy Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 700
Referees:
Stajkovic (MKD), Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 3–7, 3–4, 3–3
Blomenkamp 5 Goals Bianconi 4

22 January 2012
20:30
Report Greece  8–6  Spain Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Referees:
Vogel (HUN), Levin (ISR)
Score by quarters: 3–0, 0–3, 3–1, 2–2
three players 2 Goals Tarrago 4

Final round[edit]

Bracket
  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
                           
A1  Russia 12  
B2  Italy 17  
B2  Italy 13  
A3  Netherlands 15  
  B2  Italy 13
  B1  Greece 10
B1  Greece 14
A2  Hungary 11  
A2  Hungary 12  
B3  Spain 9  
5th–6th place match Bronze medal match
A3  Netherlands 10 A1  Russia 8
B3  Spain 11 A2  Hungary 9

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

24 January 2012
19:00
Report Hungary  11–9  Spain Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 900
Referees:
Spiegel (GER), Koryzna (POL)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 3–1, 2–2, 1–4
Szűcs 3 Goals Pareja, Peña 3

24 January 2012
20:30
Report Italy  17–15  Netherlands Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,000
Referees:
Brguljan (MNE), Golijanin (SRB)
Score by quarters: 4–3, 2–2, 2–2, 3–4  OT: 2–2  PSO: 4–2
di Mario 5 Goals Vermeer, Klaassen 3

Semifinals[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

26 January 2012
18:00
Report Hungary  12–14  Greece Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 750
Referees:
Peris (CRO), Levin (ISR)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 4–3, 4–3, 2–4
Szűcs, Bujka 3 Goals Roumpesi 5

26 January 2012
20:00
Report Italy  13–12  Russia Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 900
Referees:
Koryzna (POL), Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 3–2, 4–4
di Mario 5 Goals Beliaeva 4

7th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

24 January 2012
17:30
Report Great Britain  13–11  Germany Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 300
Referees:
Dutilh (NED), Stajkovic (MKD)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 3–1, 1–3  OT: 3–1
Snell 4 Goals Blomenkamp, Zöllner 3

5th place match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

26 January 2012
16:00
Report Spain  11–10  Netherlands Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 900
Referees:
Detko (GBR), Grandin (FRA)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 2–3, 4–3, 2–1
López, Pareja 4 Goals Hakhverdian 3

Bronze medal match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

28 January 2012
14:15
Report Hungary  9–8  Russia Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
Referees:
Bianchi (ITA), Mauss (GER)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 1–3, 2–2, 0–1
Keszthelyi 5
Bujka 2
Szűcs, Takács 1
Goals Lisunova 3
Prokofyeva, Konukh, Belova, Tankeeva, Beliaeva 1

Gold medal match[edit]

All times are CET (UTC+1).

28 January 2012
16:00
Report Greece  10–13  Italy Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1800
Referees:
Brguljan (MNE), Golijanin (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 1–2, 3–4, 5–3
Asimaki 3
Roumpesi, Tsoukala, Gerolymou 2
Psouni 1
Goals Abbate, Bianconi 4
Casanova, Queirolo, Di Mario, Emmolo, Frassinetti 1

Final ranking[edit]

Awards and statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Name Team Goals Shots %
1 Rita Keszthelyi  Hungary 19 33 57.6%
2 Iefke van Belkum  Netherlands 18 36 50%
3 Roberta Bianconi  Italy 16 31 51.6%
Tania Di Mario  Italy 16 36 44.4%
5 Jennifer Pareja  Spain 15 28 53.6%

Individual awards[edit]

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINA Selects Catania, Casablanca as Future Host Cities; Creates Open Water "School for Officials"". Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  2. ^ Qualification system Archived 2011-04-01 at the Wayback Machine; no entries were submitted from Africa, hence one extra place became available for this competition.
  3. ^ "Draw - European Water Polo Championships - Eindhoven 2012". len.eu. 2011-11-12.
  4. ^ "Women gained their fifth title". sportiamoci.it. January 29, 2012.

External links[edit]