Water polo at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament

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The 2001 FINA Women's World Water Polo Championships was the fifth edition of the event, organised by the world's governing body in aquatics, the FINA. The tournament was held from July 18 to July 27, and incorporated in the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, held in Fukuoka, Japan. The draw for the water polo tournament took place on April 16, 2001 in Fukuoka.

Australia were ranked number one in the world prior to the start of the competition at the Nishi Civic Pool.

Teams[edit]

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  United States 9 5 4 1 0 50 16 +34
2.  Russia 8 5 4 0 1 55 17 +38
3.  Italy 7 5 3 1 1 58 35 +22
4.  Kazakhstan 4 5 2 0 3 30 39 –9
5.  Brazil 2 5 1 0 4 22 51 –29
6.  New Zealand 0 5 0 0 5 16 73 –57

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 10 5 5 0 0 35 19 +16
2.  Australia 6 5 3 0 2 32 22 +10
3.  Canada 6 5 3 0 2 28 23 +5
4.  Greece 6 5 3 0 2 28 27 +1
5.  Netherlands 2 5 1 0 4 21 34 –13
6.  Japan 0 5 0 0 5 19 38 –19

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 25 – Fukuoka        
  United States  10
July 26 – Fukuoka
  Greece  3  
  United States  6
July 25 – Fukuoka
    Italy  8  
  Italy  4
July 27 – Fukuoka
  Australia  1  
  Italy  7
July 25 – Fukuoka
    Hungary  3
  Russia  8
July 26 – Fukuoka
  Canada  9  
  Canada  3 Third place
July 25 – Fukuoka
    Hungary  4  
  Kazakhstan  5   United States  5
  Hungary  12     Canada  6
July 27 – Fukuoka

Final ranking[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Italy [1]
Carmella Alluci
Alexandra Araujo
Silvia Bosurgi
Cristina Consoli
Francesca Conti
Tania Di Mario
Melania Grego
Giusi Malato
Martina Miceli
Maddalena Musumeci
Paola Sabbatini
Gabriella Sciolti
Monica Vaillant
 Hungary
 Canada

Individual awards[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player
  • ???
  • Best Goalkeeper
  • ???
  • Topscorer
  • ???

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HistoFINA, Volume III: Medallists & Statistics, Women's Water Polo, Before 2008 Season" (PDF). FINA.org (2007/2008 ed.). 2007. Retrieved 2015-07-07.