FINA Water Polo World Cup

The FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup is an international water polo tournament, organized by FINA and featuring eight men's national teams.[1] It was established in 1979, initially taking place on odd years. Since 2002 it is held every four years, in the even-year between Olympics.[2]

Editions

FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup
YearHost WinnerRunner-up3rd Place
1979
Belgrade & Rijeka, Yugoslavia

Hungary

United States

Yugoslavia
1981
Long Beach, USA

Soviet Union

Yugoslavia

Cuba
1983
Malibu, USA

Soviet Union

West Germany

Italy
1985
Duisburg, West Germany

West Germany

United States

Spain
1987
Thessaloniki, Greece

Yugoslavia

Soviet Union

West Germany
1989
West Berlin, West Germany

Yugoslavia

Italy

Hungary
1991
Barcelona, Spain

United States

Yugoslavia

Spain
1993
Athens, Greece

Italy

Hungary

Australia
1995
Atlanta, USA

Hungary

Italy

Russia
1997
Athens, Greece

United States

Greece

Hungary
1999
Sydney, Australia

Hungary

Italy

Spain
2002
Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Russia

Hungary

Yugoslavia
2006
Budapest, Hungary

Serbia and Montenegro

Hungary

Spain
2010
Oradea, Romania

Serbia

Croatia

Spain
2014
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Serbia

Hungary

Croatia
2018
Berlin, Germany
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Results

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Serbia 15229
2 Hungary3328
3 Russia 23115
4 United States2204
5 Italy1315
6 Germany1113
7 Croatia0112
8 Greece0101
9 Spain0055
10 Australia0011
 Cuba0011
1.^ Serbia is official successor of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro teams.
2.^ Russia is official successor of the Soviet Union team.[3]

Participation details

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  •  ×  — Did not enter qualifications
  •    — Did not qualify for the final tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •    — Hosts
Team 1979

(8)
1981

(8)
1983

(8)
1985

(8)
1987

(8)
1989

(8)
1991

(8)
1993

(8)
1995

(8)
1997

(8)
1999

(8)
2002

(8)
2006

(8)
2010

(8)
2014

(8)
Years
 Australia 7th 7th 7th 7th 3rd 8th 6th 5th 8
 Bulgaria 8th 8th 2
 China 7th 1
 Croatia Part of  Yugoslavia 8th 8th 8th 4th 2nd 3rd 6
 Cuba 3rd 8th 7th 8th 4
 West Germany 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 5th 8th 6th 7
 Greece 8th 8th 7th 6th 2nd 7th 5th 7th 8
 Hungary 1st 6th 7th 3rd 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 12
 Iran 8th 1
 Italy 6th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 5th 2nd 4th 5th 11
 Kazakhstan Part of  Soviet Union 6th 1
 Montenegro Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 7th 1
 Netherlands 6th 6th 7th 3
 Romania 7th 6th 6th 5th 4
 Russia Part of  Soviet Union 5th 3rd 4th 4th 1st 8th 6
 Serbia Part of  Yugoslavia Part of  Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia 1st 1st 2
 Serbia and Montenegro/
FR Yugoslavia
Part of  Yugoslavia 7th 5th 3rd 1st 4
 South Africa 8th 1
 Soviet Union 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6th 5th 6
 Spain 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 3rd 12
 United States 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 4th 8th 1st 4th 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 14
 Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 1st 2nd 6

See also

References

  1. Water Polo World Cup page Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine. of the FINA website; retrieved 2012-03.08.
  2. HistoFINA, Water Polo, published by FINA on 2011-07-01; retrieved 2012-03-08. ("HistoFINA" is FINA's self-history.)
  3. "WATER POLO MEDALISTS AND STATISTICS" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-07-01.
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