Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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Women's water polo
at the XXXI Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates9–19 August 2016
Teams(from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (2nd title)
Runner-up Italy
Third place Russia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
Matches24
Goals scored435 (18.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Maggie Steffens
(17 goals)
Best playerUnited States Maggie Steffens
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The women's tournament of Water polo at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, began on 9 August and ended on 19 August 2016. Games were held at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center and the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

The United States won the gold medal by defeating Italy in the final. Russia captured bronze, beating Hungary.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

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

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

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on 10 April 2016.[3]

Teams from eight nations compete in the tournament and were seeded into two groups for the preliminary round.

Seeding[edit]

The seeding was announced on 10 April 2016.[4]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
 Hungary
 Australia
 United States
 Italy
 Russia
 China
 Spain
 Brazil

Referees[edit]

The following referees were selected for the tournament.[5]

  • Argentina German Moller
  • Australia Daniel Flahive
  • Azerbaijan Mark Koganov
  • Brazil Fabio Toffoli
  • Canada Marie-Claude Deslières
  • China Ni Shi Wei
  • Croatia Nenad Peris
  • Egypt Hatem Gaber
  • France Benjamin Mercier
  • Greece Georgios Stavridis
  • Hungary Péter Molnár
  • Iran Masoud Rezvani
  • Italy Fillippo Gomez
  • Japan Tadao Tahara
  • Montenegro Stanko Ivanovski
  • Netherlands Diana Dutilh-Dumas
  • Poland Radosław Koryzna
  • Romania Adrian Alexandrescu
  • Russia Sergey Naumov
  • Serbia Vojin Putniković
  • Slovenia Boris Margeta
  • South Africa Dion Willis
  • Spain Francesc Buch
  • United States Joseph Peila

Group stage[edit]

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.


9 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy  9–3  Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Dion Willis (RSA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 2–0, 3–0, 3–2
Bianconi 3 Goals three players 1
9 August 2016
13:00
Report Russia  4–14  Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–5, 3–2, 0–4
Prokofyeva 2 Goals Southern 4

11 August 2016
09:00
Report Russia  14–7  Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 2–4, 2–0, 4–2, 6–1
Ivanova, Prokofyeva 3 Goals Chiappini 4
11 August 2016
10:20
Report Italy  8–7  Australia Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
 Péter Molnár (HUN), Boris Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 4–2, 0–1, 2–3, 2–1
Garibotti 3 Goals Southern, Webster 2

13 August 2016
10:20
Report Russia  5–10  Italy Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Joseph Peila (USA), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 1–2, 1–3, 1–2
Grineva 2 Goals Bianconi 3
13 August 2016
11:40
Report Australia  10–3  Brazil Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Dion Willis (RSA), Benjamin Mercier (FRA)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 4–1, 2–0, 3–1
Gofers, Webster 2 Goals three players 3

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.


9 August 2016
09:00
Report China  11–13  Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Nenad Peris (CRO), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 3–6, 2–1
Ma, Niu 3 Goals Czigány 4
9 August 2016
11:40
Report Spain  4–11  United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Filippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 1–3, 2–2, 0–2
García Godoy 2 Goals three players 2

11 August 2016
11:40
Report China  4–12  United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Filippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 1–4, 0–3, 2–3, 1–2
four players 1 Goals Musselman, Steffens 4
11 August 2016
13:00
Report Spain  11–10  Hungary Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 4–4, 4–1, 1–3
five players 2 Goals Bujka 5

13 August 2016
09:00
Report China  8–12  Spain Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Boris Margeta (SLO), German Moller (ARG)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 4–4, 1–2, 1–3
Zhang C. 3 Goals López 4
13 August 2016
13:00
Report Hungary  6–11  United States Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 1–5, 1–1, 2–3
Szűcs 2 Goals Steffens 4

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal
 
          
 
15 August
 
 
 Australia8 (3)
 
17 August
 
 Hungary (pen.)8 (5)
 
 Hungary10
 
15 August
 
 United States14
 
 Brazil3
 
19 August
 
 United States13
 
 United States12
 
15 August
 
 Italy5
 
 Russia12
 
17 August
 
 Spain10
 
 Russia9
 
15 August
 
 Italy12 Bronze medal
 
 Italy12
 
19 August
 
 China7
 
 Hungary12 (6)
 
 
 Russia (pen.)12 (7)
 
5th place bracket
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place
 
      
 
17 August
 
 
 Australia11
 
19 August
 
 Brazil4
 
 Australia10
 
17 August
 
 Spain12
 
 Spain11
 
 
 China6
 
Seventh place
 
 
19 August
 
 
 Brazil5
 
 
 China10

Quarter-finals[edit]

15 August 2016
14:10
Report Brazil  3–13  United States Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Tadao Tahara (JPN)
Score by quarters: 0–5, 0–3, 0–5, 3–0
three players 1 Goals four players 2

15 August 2016
15:30
Report Australia  8–8  Hungary Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Francesc Buch (ESP), Vojin Putniković (SRB)
Score by quarters: 1–3, 2–2, 3–2, 2–1  PSO: 3–5
Southern 3 Goals Bujka, Keszthelyi 2

15 August 2016
18:20
Report Russia  12–10  Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–2, 5–3, 2–2
Fedotova 4 Goals López, Tarragó 3

15 August 2016
19:40
Report Italy  12–7  China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Georgios Stavridis (GRE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 1–1, 3–1, 4–2, 4–3
Bianconi 3 Goals Zhang 3

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

17 August 2016
11:00
Report Australia  11–4  Brazil Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Ni Shi Wei (CHN), Marie Deslières (CAN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 3–1, 4–1, 2–1
Arancini, Southern 3 Goals Chiappini 2

17 August 2016
15:10
Report Spain  11–6  China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Radosław Koryzna (POL), Fabio Toffoli (ITA)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–0, 4–2, 3–2
five players 2 Goals Ma H. 2

Semi-finals[edit]

17 August 2016
12:20
Report Russia  9–12  Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Mark Koganov (AZE), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 2–4, 0–2, 5–4
Ivanova, Lisunova 2 Goals Garibotti 5

17 August 2016
16:30
Report Hungary  10–14  United States Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Georgios Stavridis (GRE)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–5, 3–4, 2–2
Keszthelyi 4 Goals Steffens 4

Seventh place game[edit]

19 August 2016
10:00
Report Brazil  5–10  China Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Nenad Peris (CRO)
Score by quarters: 2–2, 0–2, 0–2, 3–4
Chiappini 3 Goals three players 2

Fifth place game[edit]

19 August 2016
14:10
Report Australia  10–12  Spain Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Marie-Claude Deslières (CAN), Sergey Naumov (RUS)
Score by quarters: 5–4, 2–3, 1–3, 2–2
Buckling 3 Goals Tarragó 7

Bronze medal game[edit]

19 August 2016
11:20
Report Hungary  12–12  Russia Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Diana Dutilh-Dumas (NED), Fillippo Gomez (ITA)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 3–4, 3–1, 3–4  PSO: 6–7
Bujka 3 Goals Fedotova 5

Gold medal game[edit]

19 August 2016
15:30
Report United States  12–5  Italy Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), Francesc Buch (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–1, 1–2, 4–1, 3–1
Neushul 3 Goals Radicchi 2

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team
Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Italy
Bronze medal icon.svg  Russia
4  Hungary
5  Spain
6  Australia
7  China
8  Brazil

Statistics[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Samantha Hill
Madeline Musselmann
Melissa Seidemann
Rachel Fattal
Caroline Clark
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Kiley Neushul
Aria Fischer
Kaleigh Gilchrist
Makenzie Fischer
Kami Craig
Ashleigh Johnson

Head coach: Adam Krikorian
 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

Head coach: Fabio Conti
 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

Head coach: Alexandr Gaidukov

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Water Polo, Women's final and bronze matches - US retain title, their reign is unchallenged". fina.org. 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Breakdown of anticipated athletes by sport". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "WP Olympic Games Qualification Tournament is ready". federnuoto.it. 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ "RIO 2016 - Water polo - Teams & Groups". fina.org. 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Referees