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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
 "Serbia (5 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]

Contents

Men's tournament[edit]

History[edit]

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Men's tournament
Year Host ""Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Score ""Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver ""Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 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[edit]

Place Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  "Serbia1 5 2 5 12
2  "Hungary 3 7 1 11
3  "Italy 3 2 1 6
4  "Spain 2 3 1 6
5  "Croatia 2 1 3 6
 "Russia2 2 1 3 6
7  "Montenegro 0 1 0 1
8  "Greece 0 0 2 2
9  "Germany 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 17 51
1.^ Serbia is official successor of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro teams.
2.^ Russia is official successor of the Soviet Union team.[2]

General Statistics[edit]

Summary ranking P w d l gf ga par.

1. Hungary 146 68 10 13 882: 559 13

2. Spain 130 62 6 25 801: 559 13

3. Italy 120 56 8 29 746: 550 13

4. USA 102 47 8 37 700: 558 13

5. Yugoslavia 92 44 4 13 502: 340 8

6. Australia 80 39 2 49 674: 618 13

7. Greece 71 33 5 42 561: 583 11

8. Soviet Union 69 32 5 9 354: 219 6

9. Croatia 65 31 3 14 491: 309 7

10.Romania 64 31 2 31 466: 425 9

11.Canada 54 26 2 50 517: 654 12

12.Germany 52 24 4 18 374: 322 7

13.Russia 51 25 1 16 369: 328 6

14.Cuba 51 23 5 29 376: 425 8

15.Netherlands 50 25 0 28 314: 297 7

16.West Germany 42 19 4 15 262: 224 5

17.Serbia Mont. 23 11 1 1 124: 62 2

18.Mexico 21 9 3 13 115: 124 3

19.Serbia 19 8 3 2 132: 89 2

20.Brazil 19 8 3 20 192: 285 5

21.Slovakia 16 8 0 15 157: 193 3

22.France 16 6 4 11 145: 183 3

23.Bulgaria 16 7 2 14 100: 146 3

24.China 14 6 2 27 246: 412 6

25.South Africa 13 6 1 21 145: 288 5

26.Kazakhstan 12 6 0 22 182: 297 4

27.Montenegro 8 4 0 2 67: 41 1

28.Iran 4 2 0 12 45: 146 2

29.Egypt 4 2 0 11 86: 194 2

30.Japan 4 2 0 19 119: 241 4

31.Macedonia 3 1 1 3 38: 47 1

32.GBR 3 1 1 5 21: 50 1

33.New Zealand 3 1 1 29 134: 465 5

34.Israel 1 0 1 20 56: 216 3

35.Colombia 0 0 0 8 21: 65 1

Multiple medalists[edit]

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

Rank Player Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Slobodan Nikić  "Serbia and Montenegro
 "Serbia
2003 2015 3 1 1 5
2 "Daniel Ballart  "Spain 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
"Salvador Gómez  "Spain 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
"Norbert Madaras  "Hungary 2003 2013 2 2 - 4
"Jesús Rollán  "Spain 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
6 "Andro Bušlje  "Croatia 2007 2017 2 1 3 6
7 "Maro Joković  "Croatia 2007 2017 2 1 2 5
8 "Milan Aleksić  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Filip Filipović  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Stefan Mitrović  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Iván Pérez  "Spain 1998 2009 2 1 1 4
"Duško Pijetlović  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Gojko Pijetlović  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Andrija Prlainović  "Serbia 2009 2017 2 1 1 4
"Vanja Udovičić  "Serbia and Montenegro
 "Serbia
2003 2011 2 1 1 4

Participating nations[edit]

Team "1973 "1975 "1978 "1982 "1986 "1991 "1994 "1998 "2001 "2003 "2005 "2007 "2009 "2011 "2013 "2015 "2017 Years
 "Argentina 16th 1
 "Australia 14th 11th 9th 11th 10th 8th 10th 4th 10th 7th 10th 10th 10th 9th 8th 8th 7th 17
 "Brazil 12th 12th 13th 13th 13th 14th 10th 12th 8
 "Bulgaria 13th 12th 8th 3
 "Canada 14th 14th 14th 13th 13th 14th 13th 15th 14th 13th 12th 8th 10th 11th 9th 15th 16
 "Colombia 16th 1
 "China 10th 14th 16th 16th 13th 12th 15th 14th 15th 9
 "Croatia Part of Yugoslavia 4th 9th 8th 9th 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 11
 "Cuba 6th 4th 10th 5th 7th 11th 11th 12th 8
 "Egypt 15th 15th 2
 "France 13th 8th 12th 14th 4
 "Germany 11th 6th 7th 3rd 6th 5th 9th 14th 11th 9th 8th 6th 8th 10th 14
 "Great Britain 15th 1
 "Greece 12th 12th 12th 11th 10th 7th 8th 6th 4th 3rd 6th 6th 3rd 4th 14
 "Hungary 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 9th 3rd 5th 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 2nd 5th 4th 1st 6th 2nd 17
 "Iran 15th 15th 2
 "Israel 16th 16th 15th 3
 "Italy 4th 3rd 1st 9th 2nd 6th 1st 5th 4th 2nd 8th 5th 11th 1st 4th 4th 6th 17
 "Japan 16th 15th 14th 16th 11th 13th 10th 7
 "Kazakhstan Part of Soviet Union 12th 11th 12th 16th 13th 12th 11th 11th 8
 "Macedonia Part of Yugoslavia 14th 1
 "Mexico 9th 9th 15th 3
 "Montenegro Part of Yugoslavia 9th 7th 2nd 5th 5th 5
 "Netherlands 8th 7th 13th 4th 14th 8th 9th 7
 "New Zealand 16th 16th 16th 16th 15th 16th 6
 "Romania 7th 5th 6th 9th 13th 12th 6th 11th 7th 12th 13th 11
 "Russia Part of Soviet Union 3rd 6th 3rd 10th 7th 7th 14th 8th 8
 "Serbia Part of Yugoslavia 3rd 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 1st 2nd 7th 1st 3rd 10
 "Slovakia Part of Czechoslovakia 10th 11th 8th 3
 "South Africa 15th 14th 15th 14th 15th 16th 15th 12th 16th 9
 "Soviet Union 2nd 1st 4th 1st 3rd 7th 6
 "Spain 10th 10th 11th 8th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 5th 5th 3rd 2nd 5th 5th 9th 16
 "United States 5th 8th 5th 6th 4th 4th 6th 7th 7th 6th 11th 9th 4th 6th 9th 7th 13th 17
 "Yugoslavia 3rd 13th 3rd 7th 1st 1st 6
Total 16 16 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Women's tournament[edit]

History[edit]

Water polo at the World Aquatics Championships – Women's tournament
Year Host ""Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Score ""Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver ""Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 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[edit]

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

General Statistics[edit]

Multiple medalists[edit]

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

Rank Player Country From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Heather Petri  "United States 2003 2009 3 1 - 4
"Brenda Villa  "United States 2003 2009 3 1 - 4
3 "Kami Craig  "United States 2007 2015 3 - - 3
4 "Carmela Allucci  "Italy 1994 2003 2 1 1 4
"Francesca Conti  "Italy 1994 2003 2 1 1 4
"Melania Grego  "Italy 1994 2003 2 1 1 4
"Giusi Malato  "Italy 1994 2003 2 1 1 4
"Martina Miceli  "Italy 1994 2003 2 1 1 4
9 "Alexandra Araújo  "Italy 1998 2003 2 1 - 3
"Natalie Golda  "United States 2003 2007 2 1 - 3
"Ericka Lorenz  "United States 2003 2007 2 1 - 3
"Maddalena Musumeci  "Italy 1998 2003 2 1 - 3
"Mercédesz Stieber  "Hungary 1994 2005 2 1 - 3
"Moriah van Norman  "United States 2005 2009 2 1 - 3
"Lauren Wenger  "United States 2005 2009 2 1 - 3

Participating nations[edit]

Team "1986 "1991 "1994 "1998 "2001 "2003 "2005 "2007 "2009 "2011 "2013 "2015 "2017 Years
 "Australia 1st 5th 6th 3rd 5th 7th 6th 2nd 6th 5th 2nd 4th 8th 13
 "Belgium 7th 1
 "Brazil 8th 11th 10th 10th 13th 13th 10th 13th 14th 14th 10th 14th 12
 "Canada 4th 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 2nd 8th 8th 11th 4th 13
 "China 16th 14th 11th 2nd 9th 5th 10th 7
 "Cuba 9th 15th 10th 3
 "France 9th 9th 15th 14th 11th 5
 "Germany 6th 6th 8th 10th 8th 11th 10th 7
 "Great Britain 9th 16th 13th 3
 "Greece 5th 7th 9th 5th 8th 4th 1st 6th 6th 7th 10
 "Hungary 5th 4th 1st 7th 2nd 5th 1st 4th 7th 9th 3rd 9th 5th 13
 "Italy 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 7th 5th 9th 4th 10th 3rd 6th 11
 "Japan 11th 11th 15th 13th 4
 "Kazakhstan 12th 12th 8th 12th 13th 14th 13th 11th 12th 15th 10
 "Netherlands 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 9th 6th 10th 9th 5th 7th 7th 2nd 9th 13
 "New Zealand 7th 10th 11th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 13th 12th 11
 Norway 8th 1
 Puerto Rico 16th 1
 "Russia 7th 4th 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 8th 3rd 11
 "South Africa 16th 15th 15th 16th 16th 5
 "Spain 9th 8th 11th 7th 8th 11th 1st 7th 2nd 9
 "United States 3rd 3rd 4th 8th 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 6th 5th 1st 1st 13
 Uzbekistan 15th 15th 16th 16th 4
 "Venezuela 14th 14th 2
Total 9 9 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Combined medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  "Hungary 5 8 2 15
2  "Italy 5 3 3 11
3  "Serbia 5 2 5 12
4  "United States 5 1 2 8
5  "Spain 3 4 1 8
6  "Russia 2 1 8 11
7  "Croatia 2 1 3 6
8  "Netherlands 1 4 0 5
9  "Australia 1 2 1 4
10  "Greece 1 0 2 3
11  "Canada 0 2 2 4
12  "China 0 1 0 1
 "Montenegro 0 1 0 1
14  "West Germany 0 0 1 1
Total 30 30 30 90

Multiple medalists[edit]

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

Rank Player Country Gender From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 "Slobodan Nikić  "Serbia and Montenegro
 "Serbia
M 2003 2015 3 1 1 5
2 "Heather Petri  "United States F 2003 2009 3 1 - 4
"Brenda Villa  "United States F 2003 2009 3 1 - 4
4 "Kami Craig  "United States F 2007 2015 3 - - 3
5 "Daniel Ballart  "Spain M 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
"Salvador Gómez  "Spain M 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
"Norbert Madaras  "Hungary M 2003 2013 2 2 - 4
"Jesús Rollán  "Spain M 1991 2001 2 2 - 4
9 "Andro Bušlje  "Croatia M 2007 2017 2 1 3 6
10 "Maro Joković  "Croatia M 2007 2017 2 1 2 5

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