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This is a list of countries according to the best position achieved by teams from these nations at major "Water Polo tournaments.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Results are based on major competitions according to "FINA's historical records: the water polo tournament at the Olympic Games, the water polo tournament at the FINA World Aquatics Championships, the FINA Water Polo World Cup and the FINA Water Polo World League.[9] Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Federations or historical teams have been merged with the results achieved by their immediate "successor states, as follows: "Russia inherits medals from the "Soviet Union and the "Unified Team; "Serbia inherits medals from "Serbia and Montenegro and "Yugoslavia; and "Germany inherits medals from "West Germany. The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, countries are listed in alphabetical order.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Results[edit]

Best international results in water polo by nation (1900–2017)
"Olympic Games "World Championships "World Cup "World League
Rk. Nation "Men "Women "Men "Women "Men "Women "Men "Women
1  "Italy 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2  "Russia 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
3  "Spain 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
4  "Hungary 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
5  "United States 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
6  "Australia 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
7  "Greece 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
8  "Netherlands 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
9  "Serbia 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
10  "Croatia 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
11  "Germany 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
12  "Canada 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
13  "China 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
14  "Montenegro 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
15  "France 1st, gold medalist(s)
15  "United Kingdom 1st, gold medalist(s)
17  "Belgium 2nd, silver medalist(s)
17  "Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s)
19  "Brazil 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
19  "Cuba 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports 123 - Olympics - Men's results
  2. ^ Sports 123 - Olympics - Women's results
  3. ^ Sports 123 - Men's World Championships results
  4. ^ Sports 123 - Women's World Championships results
  5. ^ Sports 123 - Men's World Cup results
  6. ^ Sports 123 - Women's World Cup results
  7. ^ Sports 123 - Men's World League results
  8. ^ Sports 123 - Women's World League results
  9. ^ HistoFINA - Official records
  10. ^ The-sports - Men's world championships
  11. ^ The-sports - Women's World Championships results
  12. ^ The-sports - Women's World Cup results
  13. ^ The-sports - Men's World Cup results
  14. ^ The-sports - Men's World League results
  15. ^ The-sports - Women's World League results
  16. ^ The-sports - Men's Olympic Games results
  17. ^ The-sports - Women's Olympic Games results
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