Water polo
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenuePiscina Municipal de Montjuïc
Piscines Bernat Picornell (final)
Dates1–9 August 1992
Competitors152 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Unified Team
← 1988
1996 →

The men's water polo tournament at the 1992 Summer Olympics was held from 1 to 10 August 1992, in Barcelona, Spain. Reigning world champion Yugoslavia had qualified for the tournament, but as it had formally dissolved in the interim, it did not participate. The successor countries did not participate for several reasons. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) could not participate due to the UN sanctions due to their aggression on Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatia, which was the strongest among them at the time (the Croatian club was champion of Yugoslavia and European Champions' Cup winner), also did not participate in the water polo tournament. The position of Yugoslavia was replaced by Czechoslovakia.[1][2]

Qualification

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 17 October 1986 Switzerland Lausanne 1  Spain
1991 World Championships 5-13 January 1991 Australia Perth 6 5  Yugoslavia
 Hungary
 United States
 Germany
 Italy
 Unified Team
Intercontinental qualification 3-10 May 1992 Canada Calgary 5  Cuba

 Australia

 Greece

 France

 Netherlands

Reallocation 1  Czechoslovakia
Total 12

Teams

Squads

Further information: Water polo at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads

Preliminary round

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Unified Team 5 5 0 0 50 32 +18 10
2  United States 5 4 0 1 40 24 +16 8
3  Australia 5 2 1 2 44 41 +3 5
4  Germany 5 1 2 2 38 41 −3 4
5  France 5 1 1 3 38 42 −4 3
6  Czechoslovakia 5 0 0 5 33 63 −30 0
Source:[citation needed]
Czechoslovakia  6 – 10  Unified Team
Australia  4 – 8  United States
Germany  7 – 7  France
Czechoslovakia  3 – 9  United States
France  5 – 9  Australia
Germany  7 – 11  Unified Team
United States  11 – 7  France
Germany  15 – 9  Czechoslovakia
Australia  9 – 12  Unified Team
Czechoslovakia  6 – 14  France
United States  5 – 8  Unified Team
Germany  7 – 7  Australia
Australia  15 – 9  Czechoslovakia
United States  7 – 2  Germany
France  5 – 9  Unified Team

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Spain 5 4 1 0 52 36 +16 9
2  Italy 5 3 2 0 41 34 +7 8
3  Hungary 5 2 2 1 49 46 +3 6
4  Cuba 5 2 0 3 50 53 −3 4
5  Netherlands 5 0 2 3 36 46 −10 2
6  Greece 5 0 1 4 32 45 −13 1
Source:[citation needed]
Hungary  7 – 7  Italy
Greece  9 – 10  Cuba
Spain  12 – 6  Netherlands
Netherlands  4 – 6  Italy
Cuba  11 – 12  Hungary
Spain  11 – 6  Greece
Italy  11 – 8  Cuba
Greece  4 – 4  Netherlands
Hungary  5 – 8  Spain
Netherlands  9 – 11  Cuba
Greece  7 – 12  Hungary
Spain  9 – 9  Italy
Hungary  13 – 13  Netherlands
Italy  8 – 6  Greece
Spain  12 – 10  Cuba

Final round

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5  Australia 3 2 1 0 23 20 +3 5
6  Hungary 3 2 0 1 28 27 +1 4
7  Germany 3 1 1 1 24 21 +3 3
8  Cuba 3 0 0 3 22 29 −7 0
Source:[citation needed]
Australia  7 – 5  Cuba
Germany  7 – 8  Hungary
Germany  10 – 6  Cuba
Australia  9 – 8  Hungary

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 28 20 +8 5
10  Greece 3 2 1 0 24 18 +6 5
11  France 3 1 0 2 28 31 −3 2
12  Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 22 33 −11 0
Source:[citation needed]
France  6 – 10  Greece
Czechoslovakia  8 – 9  Netherlands
Czechoslovakia  8 – 10  Greece
France  8 – 15  Netherlands

Semi finals

Italy  9 – 8  Unified Team
United States  4 – 6  Spain

Bronze medal match

United States  4 – 8  Unified Team

Gold medal match

Spain  8 – 9 [aet]  Italy

Final ranking

Gold medal icon.svg
 Italy[1]
Silver medal icon.svg
 Spain
Bronze medal icon.svg
 Unified Team
4  United States
5  Australia
6  Hungary
7  Germany
8  Cuba
9  Netherlands
10  Greece
11  France
12  Czechoslovakia

Medallists

Gold Silver Bronze
 Italy[1]
Francesco Attolico
Alessandro Bovo
Alessandro Campagna
Paolo Caldarella
Massimiliano Ferretti
Giuseppe Porzio
Marco D'Altrui
Mario Fiorillo
Ferdinando Gandolfi
Amedeo Pomilio
Francesco Porzio
Carlo Silipo
Gianni Averaimo

Head Coach:
Ratko Rudić

 Spain
Daniel Ballart
Jesús Rollán
Jordi Sans
Josep Picó
Manuel Estiarte
Manuel Silvestre
Marco Antonio González
Miguel Ángel Oca
Pedro Francisco García
Ricardo Sánchez
Rubén Michavila
Salvador Gómez
Sergi Pedrerol

Head Coach:
Dragan Matutinović

 Unified Team
Sergey Naumov
Alexandre Ogorodnikov
Aleksandr Chigir
Dmitri Apanassenko
Andrei Belofastov
Evgueni Charonov
Dmitry Gorshkov
Vladimir Karabutov
Aleksandr Kolotov
Andriy Kovalenko
Nikolay Kozlov
Serghei Marcoci
Alexei Vdovine

Head Coach:
Boris Popov

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Men_1992". Todor66.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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