2016 Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament

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2016 Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament
2016 Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
Dates21–28 March
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States
Runner-up Italy
Third place Russia
Fourth place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches42
Goals scored762 (18.14 per match)
Panoramic view of the Groenhovenbad

The 2016 Women's Water Polo Olympic Qualification Tournament was held at the Groenhovenbad in Gouda, Netherlands, from 21 to 28 March 2016.[1][2] The top four teams advanced to the Olympics. The mascot of the event was an orange lion in blue clothes called Swimba.

Participants[edit]

Flags of participating nation during the opening ceremony
Swimba, the mascot of the event

There were 12 places originally allocated to continental associations in the tournament not already directly qualified to the Olympics – 7 from Europe, 2 from the Americas, 1 from Asia, 1 from Africa, and 1 from Oceania.

Continent How qualified
Europe
 Netherlands Host country
 Italy 2016 European Championship bronze medalists
 Spain 2016 European Championship 4th place
 Greece 2016 European Championship 5th place
 Russia 2016 European Championship 6th place
 France 2016 European Championship 7th place
 Germany[3] 2016 European Championship 8th place
Americas
 United States 2015 Pan American Games gold medalists
 Canada 2015 Pan American Games silver medalists
Asia
 Japan 2015 Asian Championships silver medalists
Africa
 South Africa African Continental Selection
Oceania
 New Zealand

Squads[edit]

 Canada  France  Germany  Greece
 Italy  Japan  Netherlands  New Zealand
 Spain  South Africa  Russia  United States

[4]

Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 23 January 2016 in Belgrade, after the final of the 2016 European Championship.[5]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).[6]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 5 0 0 80 22 +58 10 Advance to quarterfinals
2  Greece 5 4 0 1 60 40 +20 8
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 72 36 +36 6
4  Canada 5 2 0 3 49 44 +5 4
5  Japan 5 1 0 4 37 74 −37 2 Eliminated
6  South Africa 5 0 0 5 13 95 −82 0
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
21 March 2016
12:40
Report Japan  1–18  United States Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Svetlana Dreval (RUS)
Score by quarters: 0–6, 1–5, 0–2, 0–5
Hashiguchi 1 Goals Neushul 4
21 March 2016
14:00
Report South Africa  2–17  Canada Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), Erwin Schapers (NED)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–6, 1–4, 0–4
Penney, Wessels 1 Goals three players 4
21 March 2016
15:20
Report Spain  11–14  Greece Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 2–4, 3–3, 4–4
Forca 4 Goals three players 3

22 March 2016
15:20
Report United States  14–7  Canada Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 5–2, 2–1, 3–2, 4–2
Musselman 3 Goals Eggens 2
22 March 2016
16:40
Report Greece  16–2  South Africa Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), Erwin Schapers (NED)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 5–2, 3–0, 5–0
Asimaki, Tsoukala 3 Goals Keevy, Penney 1
22 March 2016
20:00
Report Japan  6–23  Spain Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), John Waldow (NZL)
Score by quarters: 1–6, 1–4, 2–6, 2–7
Magariyama, Yumi 2 Goals Leitón 6

23 March 2016
12:40
Report Canada  4–11  Greece Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 0–4, 0–2, 2–1, 2–4
four players 1 Goals Roumpesi 5
23 March 2016
14:00
Report Spain  6–8  United States Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Alessandro Severo (ITA), Svetlana Dreval (RUS)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–2, 1–2, 2–2
B. Ortiz 2 Goals M. Fischer 4
23 March 2016
15:20
Report South Africa  6–15  Japan Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
John Waldow (NZL), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 1–4, 1–5, 1–2
White 3 Goals Yumi 4

24 March 2016
15:20
Report United States  15–7  Greece Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Alessandro Severo (ITA)
Score by quarters: 6–2, 4–2, 1–1, 4–2
Neushul 5 Goals Manolioudaki 2
24 March 2016
16:40
Report Japan  7–15  Canada Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Benjamin Mercier (FRA), John Waldow (NZL)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–5, 0–5, 2–4
Akari, Hashiguchi 2 Goals Eggens 5
24 March 2016
20:00
Report Spain  22–2  South Africa Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Svetlana Dreval (RUS), Yosuke Kajiwara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 5–0, 6–0, 4–1, 7–1
Espar, Forca 5 Goals White 2

25 March 2016
12:40
Report South Africa  1–25  United States Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Svetlana Dreval (RUS), John Waldow (NZL)
Score by quarters: 0–7, 0–6, 0–5, 1–7
Hardham 1 Goals three players 4
25 March 2016
14:00
Report Canada  6–10  Spain Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 0–4, 1–3
Eggens 3 Goals Espar, Forca 3
25 March 2016
15:20
Report Japan  8–12  Greece Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), Erwin Schapers (NED)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–4, 2–3, 3–2
Yumi 4 Goals Asimaki 5

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 5 4 1 0 56 18 +38 9 Advance to quarterfinals
2  Netherlands (H) 5 3 2 0 55 30 +25 8
3  Russia 5 3 1 1 53 22 +31 7
4  France 5 2 0 3 29 52 −23 4
5  Germany 5 1 0 4 23 64 −41 2 Eliminated
6  New Zealand 5 0 0 5 25 55 −30 0
Source: FINA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) goal difference.
(H) Host.
21 March 2016
16:40
Report New Zealand  2–15  Russia Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Nikolaos Boudramis (GRE), Michael Baty (RSA)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–5, 1–3, 0–4
Lewis, Mason 1 Goals Zubkova 3
21 March 2016
18:30
Report France  5–14  Netherlands Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Steve Rotsart (USA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 2–4, 1–4, 1–4
Tardy 2 Goals Van der Sloot 4
21 March 2016
20:00
Report Italy  16–3  Germany Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Jaume Teixido (ESP), Yosuke Kajiwara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 4–0, 5–0, 4–2, 3–1
Garibotti 3 Goals three players 1

22 March 2016
12:40
Report Germany  8–5  New Zealand Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Nikolaos Boudramis (GRE
Score by quarters: 3–2, 2–1, 2–1, 1–1
Blomenkamp, Seyfert 3 Goals Lopes Da Silva 3
22 March 2016
14:00
Report France  2–14  Italy Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Daniel Flahive (AUS)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 0–3, 1–4, 0–3
Bachelier, Jašková 1 Goals Bianconi 3
22 March 2016
18:30
Report Netherlands  8–8  Russia Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–1, 4–0, 0–4
Megens, Nijhuis 2 Goals Karimova 2

23 March 2016
16:40
Report Russia  18–4  Germany Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Michael Baty (RSA), Yosuke Kajiwara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 8–1, 2–0, 4–0, 4–3
Ivanova 4 Goals Blomenkamp 2
23 March 2016
18:30
Report Italy  8–8  Netherlands Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Nikolaos Boudramis (GRE), Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 3–2, 2–1, 2–2
Di Mario, Queirolo 3 Goals Van der Sloot 3
23 March 2016
20:00
Report New Zealand  9–11  France Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 2–4, 4–2, 2–1
four players 2 Goals Bachelier 4

24 March 2016
12:40
Report France  2–10  Russia Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Steve Rotsart (USA), Nikolaos Boudramis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 0–0, 0–5, 0–2
Bachelier, Guillet 1 Goals four players 2
24 March 2016
14:00
Report Italy  12–3  New Zealand Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Michael Baty (RSA), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 5–0, 4–2, 1–1, 2–0
Emmolo, Frassinetti 3 Goals Harman 2
24 March 2016
18:30
Report Netherlands  16–3  Germany Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN)
Score by quarters: 3–0, 5–1, 4–2, 4–0
three players 3 Goals Blomenkamp 2

25 March 2016
16:40
Report Russia  2–6  Italy Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 1–2, 0–2, 1–0
Ivanova, Karimova 1 Goals Di Mario 2
25 March 2016
18:30
Report New Zealand  6–9  Netherlands Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Yosuke Kajiwara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 1–1, 1–2, 1–3
Harman, Lopes Da Silva 2 Goals Klaassen 2
25 March 2016
20:00
Report France  9–5  Germany Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Steve Rotsart (USA)
Score by quarters: 2–0, 2–1, 1–2, 4–2
Jašková 3 Goals five players 1

Knockout stage[edit]

Times are local (UTC+1) for matches on 26 March, and (UTC+2) for matches on 27 and 28 March 2016.

Bracket[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 United States19
 
 
 
 France0
 
 United States13
 
 
 
 Spain7
 
 Spain10
 
 
 
 Netherlands7
 
 United States11
 
 
 
 Italy6
 
 Greece12
 
 
 
 Russia13
 
 Russia7
 
 
 
 Italy9 Third place
 
 Canada7
 
 
 
 Italy8
 
 Spain4
 
 
 Russia10
 
5th place bracket
 
SemifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
 France1
 
 
 
 Netherlands16
 
 Netherlands9
 
 
 
 Greece7
 
 Greece12
 
 
 Canada10
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 France6
 
 
 Canada11

Quarterfinals[edit]

The winners qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

26 March 2016
12:00
Report United States  19–0  France Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Svetlana Dreval (RUS), Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN)
Score by quarters: 5–0, 7–0, 3–0, 4–0
M. Fischer 6 Goals

26 March 2016
13:45
Report Greece  12–13  Russia Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Gabriella Várkonyi (HUN), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 5–3, 1–2, 1–2, 3–3  PSO: 2–3
Roumpesi 5 Goals Ivanova, Simanovich 3

26 March 2016
16:00
Report Spain  10–7  Netherlands Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Alessandro Severo (ITA)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 2–2, 2–2, 2–2
Forca 3 Goals Smit, Van der Sloot 2

26 March 2016
17:45
Report Canada  7–8  Italy Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Natacha Florestano (BRA), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 2–2, 1–2, 2–0
three players 2 Goals Garibotti 3

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

27 March 2016
12:00
Report Greece  12–10  Canada Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Svetlana Dreval (RUS), John Waldow (NZL)
Score by quarters: 3–2, 4–3, 4–3, 1–2
Asimaki, Eleftheriadou 2 Goals Crevier 3

27 March 2016
13:45
Report France  1–16  Netherlands Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), Michael Baty (RSA)
Score by quarters: 0–2, 0–2, 0–4, 1–8
Guillet 1 Goals Van der Sloot 4

Semifinals[edit]

27 March 2016
16:00
Report United States  13–7  Spain Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Nikolaos Boudramis (GRE), Erwin Schapers (NED)
Score by quarters: 5–3, 2–1, 2–1, 4–2
three players 3 Goals García Godoy, Tarragó 3

27 March 2016
17:45
Report Russia  7–9  Italy Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Steve Rotsart (USA), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 3–3, 0–3, 3–1
Karimova 2 Goals Bianconi 2

7th place match[edit]

28 March 2016
12:00
Report France  6–11  Canada Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marcela Mauss (GER), Jaume Teixido (ESP)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 1–2, 3–4, 1–2
Guillet, Jašková 2 Goals Robinson 3

5th place match[edit]

28 March 2016
13:45
Report Netherlands  9–7  Greece Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Steve Rotsart (USA)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–2, 4–2, 0–0
Smit 3 Goals three players 2

3rd place match[edit]

28 March 2016
16:00
Report Spain  4–10  Russia Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Alessandro Severo (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–5, 2–2, 0–0, 1–3
Forca 3 Goals Ivanova 3

Final[edit]

28 March 2016
17:45
Report United States  11–6  Italy Groenhovenbad, Gouda
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Erwin Schapers (NED)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–1, 3–0, 3–1
M. Fischer 3 Goals Di Mario 2

Final ranking[edit]

Qualified for the Summer Olympics
Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia
4  Spain
5  Netherlands
6  Greece
7  Canada
8  France
9  Japan
10  Germany
11  New Zealand
12  South Africa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Rio 2016 Water polo" (PDF). corporate.olympics.com.au. Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA). Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Italy and the Netherlands to host Rio 2016 qualification tournaments". waterpoloworld.com. 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Cuba trekt zich terug voor olympisch kwalificatietoernooi". gaanvoorgoud.eu. 24 February 2016.
  4. ^ Squads
  5. ^ "Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournaments Draw (Men & Women)". fina.org. 23 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Speelschema Olympisch kwalificatie toernooi". gaanvoorgoud.eu. 3 February 2016.

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