Netherlands women's national water polo team

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Netherlands
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
Association Royal Dutch Swimming Federation
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Arno Havenga
Asst coach Bas de Jong
Gianluca Sattolo
Captain Yasemin Smit
FINA code NED
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 2000)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (2008)
World Championships
Appearances 12 (first in 1986)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1991)
World League
Appearances 2 (first in 2005)
Best result 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2015)
World Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1979)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1980, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1977, 1999)
European Championship
Appearances 16 (first in 1985)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1985, 1987, 1988, 1993)

The Netherlands women's national water polo team is the national team of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was one of the leading teams in the world during the 1980s and 1990s. More recently they claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The team is governed by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Zwembond (KNZB).

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position
Australia 2000 4th place
Greece 2004 did not qualify
China 2008 Gold medal icon.svg
United Kingdom 2012 did not qualify
Brazil 2016 did not qualify

World Championship[edit]

Year Position
Spain 1986 Silver medal icon.svg
Australia 1991 Gold medal icon.svg
Italy 1994 Silver medal icon.svg
Australia 1998 Silver medal icon.svg
Japan 2001 9th place
Spain 2003 6th place
Canada 2005 10th place
Australia 2007 9th place
Italy 2009 5th place
China 2011 7th place
Spain 2013 7th place
Russia 2015 Silver medal icon.svg

European Championship[edit]

Year Position
Norway 1985 Gold medal icon.svg
France 1987 Gold medal icon.svg
West Germany 1989 Gold medal icon.svg
Greece 1991 Silver medal icon.svg
United Kingdom1993 Gold medal icon.svg
Austria 1995 Bronze medal icon.svg
Spain 1997 Bronze medal icon.svg
Italy 1999 Silver medal icon.svg
Hungary 2001 5th place
Slovenia 2003 4th place
Serbia 2006 5th place
Spain 2008 5th place
Croatia 2010 Bronze medal icon.svg
Netherlands 2012 6th place
Hungary 2014 Silver medal icon.svg
Serbia 2016 Silver medal icon.svg

World League[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Holiday Cup[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Roster at the 2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship.

No. Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight
1 Aarts, LauraLaura Aarts 10 August 1996 Goalkeeper R 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb)
2 Smit, YaseminYasemin Smit 21 November 1984 Driver R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 71 kg (157 lb)
3 Genee, DagmarDagmar Genee 31 January 1989 Point R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb)
4 van der Sloot, SabrinaSabrina van der Sloot 16 March 1991 Driver R 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb)
5 Genee, AmarensAmarens Genee 22 February 1991 Driver R 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 69 kg (152 lb)
6 Stomphorst, NomiNomi Stomphorst 23 August 1992 Wing R 173 cm (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb)
7 Nijhuis, MarloesMarloes Nijhuis 14 March 1991 Driver R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb)
8 Sevenich, VivianVivian Sevenich 28 February 1993 Centre Forward L 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb)
9 Megens, MaudMaud Megens 6 February 1996 Driver R 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 68 kg (150 lb)
10 van Toorn, IsabellaIsabella van Toorn 9 July 1995 Driver R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 71 kg (157 lb)
11 Klaassen, LiekeLieke Klaassen 23 April 1991 Point R 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
12 van der Molen, LeonieLeonie van der Molen 25 May 1987 Centre Forward R 176 cm (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb)
13 Willemsz, DebbyDebby Willemsz 10 May 1994 Goalkeeper R 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb)

Past squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BCN 2009 Netherlands Women's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "BCN 2011 Netherlands Women's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "BCN 2013 Netherlands Women's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "BCN 2015 Netherlands Women's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Press Info issued by the Dutch Swimming Federation
  • HistoFINA Volume VIII (Edition 2004)