Water polo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Water polo
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
Dates1–10 August 1984
Competitors153 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Germany.svg  West Germany
  1980
1988  

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. [1] The tournament featured 12 teams, playing two rounds of round-robin play: preliminaries and finals. [2] [3]

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Water polo was one of four Aquatics sports held at the 1984 games, along with swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, which was held for the first time.

Teams

12 teams played in the 1984 Olympic tournament:

The top 8 teams qualified for the 1985 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup in Duisburg, West Germany.

Squads

Tournament play

The tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play: preliminary play in 3 groups; and final play in 2 groups. The top 2 teams from each preliminary group (shaded ones) advanced to Group D and played for the top-6 places; the bottom 2 teams from each preliminary group played in Group E to determine places 7-12.

Preliminary round

Group A

Qualified for second group stage
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 33003416+186
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 32012526–14
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 31022127–62
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 30031829−110
  • 1 August
Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg13 4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg8 10Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
  • 2 August
Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg12 7Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg10 9Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
  • 3 August
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg6 5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg9 5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Group B

Qualified for second group stage
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 33003217+156
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 32013931+84
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 30122333–101
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 30122538−131
  • 1 August
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg19 12Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
United States  Flag of the United States.svg12 5Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
  • 2 August
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg12 9Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
United States  Flag of the United States.svg10 4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
  • 3 August
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg9 9Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg8 10Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Group C

Qualified for second group stage
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 33003518+176
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 31112920+93
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31112723+43
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 30031545−300
  • 1 August
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg15 5Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg10 6Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
  • 2 August
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg8 8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg15 8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
  • 3 August
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 15Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg10 4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Final round

Group D

TeamPointsGWDLGFGADiff
1.Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 954104733+14
2.Flag of the United States.svg  United States 954104334+9
3.Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 552124934+15
4.Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 4512242464
5.Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 35113374811
6.Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 05005254823
  • 6 August
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg6 9Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
United States  Flag of the United States.svg8 7Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg8 8Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
  • 7 August
United States  Flag of the United States.svg12 7Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Yugoslavia  Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg10 9Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg8 4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
  • 9 August
United States  Flag of the United States.svg8 7Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg7 8Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg8 14Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia
  • 10 August
West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg15 2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg10 10Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
United States  Flag of the United States.svg5 5Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia

Group E

TeamPointsGWDLGFGADiff
7.Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 954106334+29
8.Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 853205241+11
9.Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 653024439+5
10.Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3511340488
11.Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 25104305525
12.Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 25023405212
  • 6 August
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg10 4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg11 8Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg13 4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
  • 7 August
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg14 7Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg11 8Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg10 10Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
  • 9 August
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg11 9Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg8 5Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg8 8Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
  • 10 August
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg9 8Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg16 9Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg10 9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China

Final ranking

Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia [2]
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
4Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
7Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
8Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
9Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
10Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
11Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
12Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

Medallists

GoldSilverBronze
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG) [2]
Milorad Krivokapić
Deni Lušić
Zoran Petrović
Božo Vuletić
Veselin Đuho
Zoran Roje
Milivoj Bebić
Perica Bukić
Goran Sukno
Tomislav Paškvalin
Igor Milanović
Dragan Andrić
Andrija Popović

Head coach:
Ratko Rudić
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Craig Wilson
Kevin Robertson
Gary Figueroa
Peter Campbell
Doug Burke
Joseph Vargas
Jon Svendsen
John Siman
Andrew McDonald
Terry Schroeder
Jody Campbell
Timothy Shaw
Chris Dorst

Head coach:
Monte Nitzkowski
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)
Peter Röhle
Thomas Loebb
Frank Otto
Rainer Hoppe
Armando Fernández
Thomas Huber
Jürgen Schroder
Rainer Osselmann
Hagen Stamm
Roland Freund
Dirk Theismann
Santiago Chalmovsky
Werner Obschernikat

Head coach:
Nico Firoiu

Top goalscorers

RankPlayerGoals
1Flag of Spain.svg  Manuel Estiarte  (ESP)34
2Flag of Italy.svg  Mario Fiorillo  (ITA)19
3Flag of Germany.svg  Frank Otto  (FRG)18
4Flag of Australia.svg  Charles Turner  (AUS)17
5Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Milivoj Bebić  (YUG)16
Flag of Germany.svg  Hagen Stamm  (FRG)16
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Xiaotian  (CHN)16
8Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Mario Souto  (BRA)15
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Eric Tebbe Borges  (BRA)15
Flag of Australia.svg  Christopher Wybrow  (AUS)15
Flag of Greece.svg  Sotirios Stathakis  (GRE)15
12Flag of the United States.svg  Terry Schroeder  (USA)14

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References

  1. Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984 Volume 2: Competition Summary and results (note: this file is 50.8MB). Originally published in print form by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee in 1985; digitally published by the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles in 1998, retrieved 15 March 2012.
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