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Pasquale Buonocore

Full name: Pasquale Buonocore
Gender: Male
Born: May 17, 1916 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Died: September 1, 2003 in Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Affiliations: Rari Nantes Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Russian Dmitry Sautin was the 1998 World Champion and was favored, but he was expected to be challenged by China’s [Tian Liang], who had placed second to him at the 1998 Worlds, but defeated him in the 2000 World Cup. But the competition really came down to Tian against his teammate, Hu Jia, who was little known outside China in 2000. Tian led after the semi-finals, which combined the score from the qualifying round, but Hu had a higher set of dives in the semis, which carried over to the final, and gave him a five-point lead. On the fourth dive of the final, Tian finally pulled ahead with his back 3½ pike, with a DD of 3.6, scoring 101.52, at the time the highest score for a dive in Olympic history. Tian then held on during the final two rounds to win the gold medal, with Hu taking second. Sautin won the bronze medal, one of four diving medals he won in Sydney. Hu and Tian would tangle again in Athens, with Hu winning the gold medal in 2004, and Tian placing third.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #2 1 1948-08-06 ITA 4, BEL 2 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Final Round Match #4 1 1948-08-07 ITA 4, NED 2 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #1 1 1948-08-04 ITA 5, EGY 1 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group B Match #3 1 1948-08-05 ITA 5, FRA 2 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group C Match #1 1 1948-08-02 ITA 4, HUN 3 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group D Match #1 1 1948-07-30 ITA 9, AUS 0 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group D Match #3 1 1948-07-30 ITA 4, YUG 2 0
1948 Summer 32 London Water Polo Italy ITA Group D Match #4 1T 1948-08-01 YUG 4, ITA 4 0
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