Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships
Sport Water Polo
Founded 1973
Continent all (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
Men
 Croatia (2nd title)
Women
 United States (5th title)
Most titles Men
 Hungary &  Italy (3 titles)
Women
 United States (5 titles)

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships is an international water polo tournament held every two years as part of the FINA World Aquatics Championships. The reigning champions are Croatia in men's and the United States in women's competition.[1]

Men's tournament

History

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament
Year Host Gold Score Silver Bronze Score 4th place
1973
Details
Belgrade,
Yugoslavia

Hungary
Round-robin
Soviet Union

Yugoslavia
Round-robin
Italy
1975
Details
Cali,
Colombia

Soviet Union
Round-robin
Hungary

Italy
Round-robin
Cuba
1978
Details
West Berlin,
West Germany

Italy
Round-robin
Hungary

Yugoslavia
Round-robin
Soviet Union
1982
Details
Guayaquil,
Ecuador

Soviet Union
Round-robin
Hungary

West Germany
Round-robin
Netherlands
1986
Details
Madrid,
Spain

Yugoslavia
12–11
Italy

Soviet Union
8–6
United States
1991
Details
Perth,
Australia

Yugoslavia
8–7
Spain

Hungary
13–12
United States
1994
Details
Rome,
Italy

Italy
10–5
Spain

Russia
14–13
Croatia
1998
Details
Perth,
Australia

Spain
6–4
Hungary

Yugoslavia
9–5
Australia
2001
Details
Fukuoka,
Japan

Spain
4–2
Yugoslavia

Russia
7–6
Italy
2003
Details
Barcelona,
Spain

Hungary
11–9
Italy

Serbia and Montenegro
5–3
Greece
2005
Details
Montreal,
Canada

Serbia and Montenegro
8–7
Hungary

Greece
11–10
Croatia
2007
Details
Melbourne,
Australia

Croatia
9–8
Hungary

Spain
18–17
Serbia
2009
Details
Rome,
Italy

Serbia
14–13
Spain

Croatia
8–6
United States
2011
Details
Shanghai,
China

Italy
8–7
Serbia

Croatia
12–11
Hungary
2013
Details
Barcelona,
Spain

Hungary
8–7
Montenegro

Croatia
10–8
Italy
2015
Details
Kazan,
Russia

Serbia
11–4
Croatia

Greece
11–9
Italy
2017
Details
Budapest,
Hungary

Croatia
8–6
Hungary

Serbia
11–8
Greece

Medal table

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary 3 7 1 11
2  Italy 3 2 1 6
3  Spain 2 3 1 6
4  Croatia 2 1 3 6
5  Serbia 2 1 1 4
 Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
7  Yugoslavia 2 0 2 4
8  Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 2 4
9  Montenegro 0 1 0 1
10  Greece 0 0 2 2
 Russia 0 0 2 2
12  Germany 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 17 51

Multiple medalists

Boldface denotes active players and highest medal count (among all players) per type.

Rank Player Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Slobodan Nikić Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
200320153115
2Daniel Ballart Spain1991200122-4
Salvador Gómez Spain1991200122-4
Norbert Madaras Hungary2003201322-4
Jesús Rollán Spain1991200122-4
6Andro Bušlje Croatia200720172136
7Maro Joković Croatia200720172125
8Milan Aleksić Serbia200920172114
Filip Filipović Serbia200920172114
Stefan Mitrović Serbia200920172114
Iván Pérez Spain199820092114
Duško Pijetlović Serbia200920172114
Gojko Pijetlović Serbia200920172114
Andrija Prlainović Serbia200920172114
Vanja Udovičić Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
200320112114

Participating nations

Team19731975197819821986199119941998200120032005200720092011201320152017Years
 Argentina16th1
 Australia14th11th9th11th10th8th10th4th10th7th10th10th10th9th8th8th7th17
 Brazil12th12th13th13th13th14th10th12th8
 Bulgaria13th12th8th3
 Canada14th14th14th13th13th14th13th15th14th13th12th8th10th11th9th15th16
 Colombia16th1
 China10th14th16th16th13th12th15th14th15th9
 CroatiaPart of Yugoslavia4th9th8th9th4th1st3rd3rd3rd2nd1st11
 Cuba6th4th10th5th7th11th11th12th8
 Egypt15th15th2
 France13th8th12th14th4
 Germany11th6th7th3rd6th5th9th14th11th9th8th6th8th10th14
 Great Britain15th1
 Greece12th12th12th11th10th7th8th6th4th3rd6th6th3rd4th14
 Hungary1st2nd2nd2nd9th3rd5th2nd5th1st2nd2nd5th4th1st6th2nd17
 Iran15th15th2
 Israel16th16th15th3
 Italy4th3rd1st9th2nd6th1st5th4th2nd8th5th11th1st4th4th6th17
 Japan16th15th14th16th11th13th10th7
 KazakhstanPart of Soviet Union12th11th12th16th13th12th11th11th8
 MacedoniaPart of Yugoslavia14th1
 Mexico9th9th15th3
 MontenegroPart of Yugoslavia9th7th2nd5th5th5
 Netherlands8th7th13th4th14th8th9th7
 New Zealand16th16th16th16th15th16th6
 Romania7th5th6th9th13th12th6th11th7th12th13th11
 RussiaPart of Soviet Union3rd6th3rd10th7th7th14th8th8
 SerbiaPart of Yugoslavia4th1st2nd7th1st3rd6
 Serbia and MontenegroPart of Yugoslavia3rd2nd3rd1stdefunct 4
 SlovakiaPart of Czechoslovakia10th11th8th3
 South Africa15th14th15th14th15th16th15th12th16th9
 Soviet Union2nd1st4th1st3rd7th6
 Spain10th10th11th8th5th2nd2nd1st1st5th5th3rd2nd5th5th9th16
 United States5th8th5th6th4th4th6th7th7th6th11th9th4th6th9th7th13th17
 Yugoslavia3rd13th3rd7th1st1st6
Total1616161615161616161616161616161616

Women's tournament

History

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament
Year Host Gold Score Silver Bronze Score 4th place
1986
Details
Madrid,
Spain

Australia
Round-robin
Netherlands

United States
Round-robin
Canada
1991
Details
Perth,
Australia

Netherlands
Round-robin
Canada

United States
Round-robin
Hungary
1994
Details
Rome,
Italy

Hungary
7–5
Netherlands

Italy
14–9
United States
1998
Details
Perth,
Australia

Italy
7–6
Netherlands

Australia
8–5
Russia
2001
Details
Fukuoka,
Japan

Italy
7–3
Hungary

Canada
6–5
United States
2003
Details
Barcelona,
Spain

United States
8–6
Italy

Russia
9–7
Canada
2005
Details
Montreal,
Canada

Hungary
10–7
United States

Canada
8–3
Russia
2007
Details
Melbourne,
Australia

United States
6–5
Australia

Russia
9–8
Hungary
2009
Details
Rome,
Italy

United States
7–6
Canada

Russia
10–9
Greece
2011
Details
Shanghai,
China

Greece
9–8
China

Russia
8–7
Italy
2013
Details
Barcelona,
Spain

Spain
8–6
Australia

Hungary
10–8
Russia
2015
Details
Kazan,
Russia

United States
5–4
Netherlands

Italy
12–10
Australia
2017
Details
Budapest,
Hungary

United States
13–6
Spain

Russia
11–9
Canada

Medal table

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 5 1 2 8
2  Italy 2 1 2 5
3  Hungary 2 1 1 4
4  Netherlands 1 4 0 5
5  Australia 1 2 1 4
6  Spain 1 1 0 2
7  Greece 1 0 0 1
8  Canada 0 2 2 4
9  China 0 1 0 1
10  Russia 0 0 5 5
Total 13 13 13 39

Multiple medalists

Boldface denotes active players and highest medal count (among all players) per type.

Rank Player Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Heather Petri United States2003200931-4
Brenda Villa United States2003200931-4
3Kami Craig United States200720153--3
4Carmela Allucci Italy199420032114
Francesca Conti Italy199420032114
Melania Grego Italy199420032114
Giusi Malato Italy199420032114
Martina Miceli Italy199420032114
9Alexandra Araújo Italy1998200321-3
Natalie Golda United States2003200721-3
Ericka Lorenz United States2003200721-3
Maddalena Musumeci Italy1998200321-3
Mercédesz Stieber Hungary1994200521-3
Moriah van Norman United States2005200921-3
Lauren Wenger United States2005200921-3

Participating nations

Team1986199119941998200120032005200720092011201320152017Years
 Australia1st5th6th3rd5th7th6th2nd6th5th2nd4th8th13
 Belgium7th1
 Brazil8th11th10th10th13th13th10th13th14th14th10th14th12
 Canada4th2nd5th6th3rd4th3rd6th2nd8th8th11th4th13
 China16th14th11th2nd9th5th10th7
 Cuba9th15th10th3
 France9th9th15th14th11th5
 Germany6th6th8th10th8th11th10th7
 Great Britain9th16th13th3
 Greece5th7th9th5th8th4th1st6th6th7th10
 Hungary5th4th1st7th2nd5th1st4th7th9th3rd9th5th13
 Italy3rd1st1st2nd7th5th9th4th10th3rd6th11
 Japan11th11th15th13th4
 Kazakhstan12th12th8th12th13th14th13th11th12th15th10
 Netherlands2nd1st2nd2nd9th6th10th9th5th7th7th2nd9th13
 New Zealand7th10th11th12th12th12th12th12th12th13th12th11
 Norway8th1
 Puerto Rico16th1
 Russia7th4th6th3rd4th3rd3rd3rd4th8th3rd11
 South Africa16th15th15th16th16th5
 Spain9th8th11th7th8th11th1st7th2nd9
 United States3rd3rd4th8th4th1st2nd1st1st6th5th1st1st13
 Uzbekistan15th15th16th16th4
 Venezuela14th14th2
Total991212121616161616161616

Combined medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Hungary58215
2 Italy53311
3 United States5128
4 Spain3418
5 Serbia2114
 Soviet Union2114
7 Yugoslavia2024
8 Croatia2136
9 Netherlands1405
10 Australia1214
11 Serbia and Montenegro1124
12 Greece1023
13 Canada0224
14 China0101
 Montenegro0101
16 Russia0077
17 West Germany0011
Total30303090

Multiple medalists

Boldface denotes active players and highest medal count (among all players) per type.

Rank Player Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1Slobodan Nikić Serbia and Montenegro
 Serbia
M200320153115
2Heather Petri United StatesF2003200931-4
Brenda Villa United StatesF2003200931-4
4Kami Craig United StatesF200720153--3
5Daniel Ballart SpainM1991200122-4
Salvador Gómez SpainM1991200122-4
Norbert Madaras HungaryM2003201322-4
Jesús Rollán SpainM1991200122-4
9Andro Bušlje CroatiaM200720172136
10Maro Joković CroatiaM200720172125

See also

References

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