|29 April 1980
Krefeld, West Germany
|1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
|97 kg (214 lb)
Tim Wollthan (born 29 April 1980) is a German male water polo player. He was a member of the Germany men's national water polo team, playing as a centre back. He was a part of the team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.On club level he played for SV Bayer Uerdingen 08 in Germany.
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in water between two teams of seven players each. The game consists of four quarters in which the teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Excluding the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. It is typically played in an all-deep pool where players cannot touch the bottom.
At the 1904 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested, three club teams of seven players each entered. A German team tried to enter, but its entry was refused because the players did not play for the same club. The event took place in a pond in Forest Park, the location of both the Olympics and the World's Fair. Previously, the International Olympic Committee and International Swimming Federation (FINA) considered the water polo event at the 1904 Olympics as a demonstration sport. However, in July 2021, after accepting the recommendation of Olympic historian Bill Mallon, the IOC recognized water polo along with several others as an official sport of the 1904 Olympic program.
A water polo tournament was held on the Seine on 11 and 12 August 1900 as part of the 1900 Summer Olympics. Eight teams from four countries, all European, entered the event, although only seven ended up playing. The Osborne Swimming Club of Manchester, England, which has been listed with two rosters that are nearly entirely different, became the first Olympic water polo champions by defeating the Brussels Swimming and Water Polo Club of Belgium. Third place went to the two French-based semi-finalists, Libellule de Paris and Pupilles de Neptune de Lille, the latter of whom entered two teams, but merged them together after the first round.
The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from 1 to 10 August 1984, at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California. The tournament featured 12 teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals.
Water polo at the 1988 Summer Olympics as usual was part of the swimming sport, the other two being swimming and diving. They were not seen as three separate sports, because they all were governed by one federation — FINA. Water polo discipline consisted of one event: the men's team competition.
Water polo has been part of the Summer Olympics program since the second games, in 1900. A women's water polo tournament was introduced for the 2000 Summer Olympics. Hungary has been the most successful country in men's tournament, while the United States is the only team to win multiple times at the women's tournament since its introduction. Italy is the first and only country to win both the men's and women's water polo tournaments.
Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics:
The 1928 Summer Olympics Water Polo event was held between the fourth and eleventh of August. The final results of the tournament follow below.
Emil Benecke was a German water polo player who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Fritz Albert Erich "Ete" Rademacher was a German breaststroke swimmer and water polo goalkeeper who competed at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. In 1928 he was a member of the German team that won the gold medal, he also won a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke. Four years later he won another silver medal with the German water polo team. His younger brother Joachim was his teammate in both water polo tournaments.
Timothy Andrew Shaw is an American former Olympic medal-winning swimmer and water polo player. He swam at the 1976 Summer Olympics and played on the American team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He is one of a handful of athletes to win Olympic medals in two different sports. Between 1974 and 1984, Shaw won two Olympic silver medals; three world championships; seven U.S. Amateur Athletic Union national titles; and three U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.
The United States men's national water polo team is the representative for the United States of America in international men's water polo.
Tim Hutten is an American water polo player. He is a member of the United States men's national water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the championship game, the USA team won the silver medal, losing to Hungary. He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The following are complete rosters for the twelve men's water polo teams that competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics water polo tournament played in August 1984. Each team registered 13 players which are ordered by their respective team numbers. Players marked with † were unused throughout the tournament. Names of coaches are taken from the official Olympics report. Player ages are correct as of 1 August 1984, the starting day of the tournament.
Patrick Weissinger is a German male water polo player and coach. He was a member of the Germany men's national water polo team, playing as a centre back. He was a part of the team at the 2004 Summer Olympics as the team captain. On club level he played for Wasserfreunde Spandau 04 in Germany.
Steffen Dierolf is a German male water polo player. He was a member of the Germany men's national water polo team, playing as a driver. He was a part of the team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. On club level he played for SV Cannstatt in Germany.
Gabriel Hernández Paz is a Spanish water polo coach of Pro Recco and former water polo player. He was a member of the Spain men's national water polo team, playing as a driver. He was a part of the team at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics. On club level he played for CN Atlètic-Barceloneta in Spain.
This article contains lists of various statistics on the United States men's national water polo team at the Summer Olympics. The lists are updated as of March 30, 2020.