Water polo at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Water polo
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Water Polo, London 2012.png
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
City London
Venue(s) Water Polo Arena
Dates29 July - 12 August 2012
Events2 (men's, women's)
Teams12 (men's), 8 (women's)
(from 4 confederations)
Competitors155 men, 102 women
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (men)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (women)
Runners-upFlag of Italy.svg  Italy (men)
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (women)
Third placeFlag of Serbia.svg  Serbia (men)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia (women)
Fourth placeFlag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro (men)
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (women)
Tournament statistics (men, women)
Matches66
Goals scored1,231 (18.65 per match)
Multiple
appearances
5-time Olympian(s): 3 players
4-time Olympian(s): 17 players
Multiple
medalists
4-time medalist(s): 2 players
3-time medalist(s): 5 players
MVPs Flag of Croatia.svg Josip Pavić (men's)
Flag of the United States.svg Maggie Steffens (women's)
2008
2016

The water polo tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the London 2012 Water Polo Arena in the Olympic Park from 29 July to 12 August. The venue's capacity held 5,000 spectators. Twelve teams competed in the men's tournament and eight teams in the women's tournament. [1]

Contents

Qualification

Aerial view of the Water Polo Arena, a temporary venue built for Water Polo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Water Polo Arena, 16 April 2012.jpg
Aerial view of the Water Polo Arena, a temporary venue built for Water Polo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Both of Great Britain's teams automatically qualified, while the African qualification tournament was cancelled due as no teams entered, increasing the available spots at each final qualification tournament to four. [2] [3]

Men

Means of qualificationDateVenueNumber
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2011 World League Super-Final 21–26 June 2011 Flag of Italy.svg Florence, Italy 1Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2011 FINA World Championships 16–31 July 2011 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai, China 3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2011 Pan American Games 23–29 October 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Mexico 1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championship 23–29 January 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Chiba City, Japan 1Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan
Oceania 1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
World Qualification Tournament 1–8 April 2012 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada [4] 4Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Total12

Women

Means of qualificationDateVenueNumber
of berths
Nation(s)
qualified
Host nation1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2011 Pan American Games 23–28 October 2011 Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara, Mexico 1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2012 Asian Water Polo Championship 23–29 January 2012 Flag of Japan.svg Chiba City, Japan 1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Oceania 1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
World Qualification Tournament 15–22 April 2012 Flag of Italy.svg Trieste, Italy [4] 4Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Total8

Draw

The draw for the Olympic tournament took place in May 2012. The men were drawn into two groups of six teams, the women were drawn into two groups of four teams. [5]

Men's competition

Group AGroup B

Women's competition

Group AGroup B

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1001
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1001
3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 0101
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0101
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0011
Totals (6 nations)2226

Events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO) [1]
Josip Pavić
Damir Burić
Miho Bošković
Nikša Dobud
Maro Joković
Petar Muslim
Ivan Buljubašić
Andro Bušlje
Sandro Sukno
Samir Barać
Igor Hinić
Paulo Obradović
Frano Vićan
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
Stefano Tempesti
Amaurys Pérez
Niccolò Gitto
Pietro Figlioli
Alex Giorgetti
Maurizio Felugo
Massimo Giacoppo
Valentino Gallo
Christian Presciutti
Deni Fiorentini
Matteo Aicardi
Danijel Premuš
Giacomo Pastorino
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)
Slobodan Soro
Aleksa Šaponjić
Živko Gocić
Vanja Udovičić
Dušan Mandić
Duško Pijetlović
Slobodan Nikić
Milan Aleksić
Nikola Rađen
Filip Filipović
Andrija Prlainović
Stefan Mitrović
Gojko Pijetlović
Women Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) [1]
Elizabeth Armstrong
Heather Petri
Melissa Seidemann
Brenda Villa
Lauren Wenger
Maggie Steffens
Courtney Mathewson
Jessica Steffens
Elsie Windes
Kelly Rulon
Annika Dries
Kami Craig
Tumua Anae
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
Laura Ester
Marta Bach
Anni Espar
Roser Tarragó
Matilde Ortiz
Jennifer Pareja
Lorena Miranda
María del Pilar Peña
Andrea Blas
Ona Meseguer
María García Godoy
Laura López
Ana Copado
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Victoria Brown
Gemma Beadsworth
Sophie Smith
Holly Lincoln-Smith
Jane Moran
Bronwen Knox
Rowena Webster
Kate Gynther
Glencora Ralph
Ashleigh Southern
Melissa Rippon
Nicola Zagame
Alicia McCormack

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References

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  3. "2012 Olympic Games". Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
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