Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Water polo
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Maria Lenk Aquatic Center (preliminaries)
Olympic Aquatics Stadium (men's last preliminary round, play-off matches)
Dates 6–20 August 2016
No. of events 2
Competitors 260 from 20 nations
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Water polo at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
men  women
Tournaments
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The water polo tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 20 August at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center in Barra da Tijuca. Twenty teams (twelve for men and eight for women) competed in the tournament.[1] Games that ended in ties in elimination rounds were decided by shootouts, as overtime has been abolished since 2013.

Competition schedule[edit]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Date
Event
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men G G G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G ¼ ½ B F

Qualification[edit]

Men's qualification[edit]

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
2015 FINA World League 23–28 June 2015 Italy Bergamo 1  Serbia
2015 Pan American Games 7–15 July 2015 Canada Toronto 1  United States
2015 FINA World Championships 27 July – 8 August 2015 Russia Kazan 2  Croatia
 Greece
Oceanian Continental Selection[2] 19 October 2015 Australia Perth 1  Australia
2015 Asian Championships 16–20 December 2015 China Foshan 1  Japan
2016 European Championships 10–23 January 2016 Serbia Belgrade 1  Montenegro
World Qualification Tournament 3–10 April 2016 Italy Trieste 4  Hungary
 Italy
 Spain
 France
Total 12

Women's qualification[edit]

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 2 October 2009 Denmark Copenhagen 1  Brazil
Oceanian Continental Selection[2] 19 October 2015 Australia Perth 1  Australia
2015 Asian Championships 16–17 December 2015 China Foshan 1  China
2016 European Championships 10–22 January 2016 Serbia Belgrade 1  Hungary
World Qualification Tournament 21–28 March 2016 Netherlands Gouda 4  United States
 Italy
 Russia
 Spain
Total 8

Men's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of six countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one point for a draw. The top four teams per group qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hungary 5 2 3 0 57 43 +14 7 Quarter-finals
2  Greece 5 2 2 1 41 40 +1 6
3  Brazil (H) 5 3 0 2 40 39 +1 6
4  Serbia 5 2 2 1 49 44 +5 6
5  Australia 5 2 1 2 44 40 +4 5
6  Japan 5 0 0 5 36 61 −25 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 3 1 1 46 35 +11 7 Quarter-finals
2  Croatia 5 3 0 2 37 37 0 6
3  Italy 5 3 0 2 40 41 −1 6
4  Montenegro 5 2 1 2 36 32 +4 5
5  United States 5 2 0 3 35 35 0 4
6  France 5 1 0 4 28 42 −14 2
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
16 August
 
 
 Hungary 9 (2)
 
18 August
 
 Montenegro (pen.) 9 (4)
 
 Montenegro 8
 
16 August
 
 Croatia 12
 
 Brazil 6
 
20 August
 
 Croatia 10
 
 Croatia 7
 
16 August
 
 Serbia 11
 
 Greece 5
 
18 August
 
 Italy 9
 
 Italy 8
 
16 August
 
 Serbia 10 Bronze medal
 
 Serbia 10
 
20 August
 
 Spain 7
 
 Montenegro 10
 
 
 Italy 12
 

Women's competition[edit]

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage[edit]

The teams were divided into two groups of four countries, playing every team in their group once. Two points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. All teams qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Italy 3 3 0 0 27 15 +12 6 Quarter-finals
2  Australia 3 2 0 1 31 15 +16 4
3  Russia 3 1 0 2 23 31 −8 2
4  Brazil (H) 3 0 0 3 13 33 −20 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.
(H) Host.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 34 14 +20 6 Quarter-finals
2  Spain 3 2 0 1 27 29 −2 4
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 29 33 −4 2
4  China 3 0 0 3 23 37 −14 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference.

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal
 
                   
 
15 August
 
 
 Australia 8 (3)
 
17 August
 
 Hungary (pen.) 8 (5)
 
 Hungary 10
 
15 August
 
 United States 14
 
 Brazil 3
 
19 August
 
 United States 13
 
 United States 12
 
15 August
 
 Italy 5
 
 Russia 12
 
17 August
 
 Spain 10
 
 Russia 9
 
15 August
 
 Italy 12 Bronze medal
 
 Italy 12
 
19 August
 
 China 7
 
 Hungary 12 (6)
 
 
 Russia (pen.) 12 (7)
 

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Serbia 1 0 0 1
 United States 1 0 0 1
3  Italy 0 1 1 2
4  Croatia 0 1 0 1
5  Russia 0 0 1 1
Total 5 NOCs 2 2 2 6

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
details
 Serbia (SRB)
Gojko Pijetlović
Dušan Mandić
Živko Gocić
Sava Ranđelović
Miloš Ćuk
Duško Pijetlović
Slobodan Nikić
Milan Aleksić
Nikola Jakšić
Filip Filipović
Andrija Prlainović
Stefan Mitrović
Branislav Mitrović
 Croatia (CRO)
Josip Pavić
Damir Burić
Antonio Petković
Luka Lončar
Maro Joković
Luka Bukić
Xavier García
Andro Bušlje
Sandro Sukno
Ivan Krapić
Anđelo Šetka
Marko Macan
Marko Bijač
 Italy (ITA)
Stefano Tempesti
Francesco Di Fulvio
Niccolò Gitto
Pietro Figlioli
Alessandro Velotto
Michael Bodegas
Andrea Fondelli
Valentino Gallo
Christian Presciutti
Nicholas Presciutti
Matteo Aicardi
Alessandro Nora
Marco Del Lungo
Women
details
 United States (USA)
Samantha Hill
Madeline Musselmann
Melissa Seidemann
Rachel Fattal
Aria Fischer
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Kiley Neushul
Caroline Clark
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Makenzie Fischer
Kami Craig
Ashleigh Johnson
 Italy (ITA)
Giulia Gorlero
Chiara Tabani
Arianna Garibotti
Elisa Queirolo
Federica Radicchi
Rosaria Aiello
Tania Di Mario
Roberta Bianconi
Giulia Enrica Emmolo
Francesca Pomeri
Aleksandra Cotti
Teresa Frassinetti
Laura Teani
 Russia (RUS)
Anna Ustyukhina
Maria Borisova
Ekaterina Prokofyeva
Elvina Karimova
Nadezhda Fedotova
Olga Belova
Ekaterina Lisunova
Anastasia Simanovich
Anna Timofeeva
Evgenia Soboleva
Evgeniya Ivanova
Anna Grineva
Anna Karnaukh

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