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Water Polo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Water Polo

Water Polo at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro; Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 20, 2016
Format: Round-robin pools advanced teams to classification matches.

Gold: SRB Serbia
Silver: CRO Croatia
Bronze: ITA Italy

Summary

The two preliminary pools of the men’s water polo tournament were a very close affair. The winners Hungary and Spain both lost their quarter-final matches.

The semi-finals were played between Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, three teams from the former Yugoslavia, three time Olympic champion between 1968 and 1988, and Italy.

The two big tournament favorites played in the final, which was won by Serbia, winner of the 2015 World league. Croatia, defending World Champion, won the silver medal. Italy, who had just qualified for the Olympics at the last qualification tournament in their own country, took the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal GP G/S Att Shot% Natural Action Goals/Attempts Centre Goals/Attempts Extraman Goals/Attempts 5m G/A Penalty Shot Goals/Attempts Counter-Attack Goals/Attempts AST TO Fouls STL BLK Sprints Won/Contested Excl (20s) Dbl Excl Penalty Fouls Excl w/Sub
1 Serbia SRB Gold 8 80 212 0.377 11/39 16/30 28/44 22/95 3/4 0/0 28 86 46 40 12/32 48/44 5 1 9
2 Croatia CRO Silver 8 66 211 0.313 13/36 11/30 13/37 23/98 3/5 3/5 29 89 40 20 20/32 42/23 3 2 3
3 Italy ITA Bronze 8 69 214 0.322 5/32 8/21 27/59 22/94 2/2 5/5 32 83 46 23 30/32 49/46 7 7 8
4 Montenegro MNE 8 63 204 0.309 9/43 11/25 22/40 19/89 0/2 2/5 19 88 51 28 14/32 38/30 2 4 2
5 Hungary HUN 8 91 228 0.399 26/50 19/35 18/33 24/103 3/4 1/3 30 86 57 36 21/28 36/49 4 0 4
6 Greece GRE 8 65 218 0.298 11/41 11/20 25/48 14/102 3/3 1/4 25 67 52 35 11/28 56/24 3 2 10
7 Spain ESP 8 69 199 0.347 10/39 12/20 22/41 16/88 7/9 2/2 26 98 49 30 18/32 42/36 2 2 6
8 Brazil BRA 8 58 223 0.260 14/49 9/21 9/39 18/100 5/9 3/4 26 81 56 19 4/32 46/27 6 0 6
9 Australia AUS 5 35 101 0.347 7/23 6/15 10/23 11/38 1/1 0/1 15 72 30 12 14/16 20/27 3 1 3
10 United States USA 5 35 129 0.271 8/24 2/8 14/29 8/63 1/2 2/3 13 60 33 18 8/20 14/27 3 3 7
11 France FRA 5 28 121 0.231 7/27 9/18 8/24 2/49 1/2 1/1 16 65 30 11 2/20 31/22 4 0 3
12 Japan JPN 5 36 138 0.261 7/31 1/5 11/32 6/54 5/6 6/9 11 82 47 3 7/20 12/23 6 2 3