Water polo
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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Tournament details
Host country Greece
CityAthens
Venue(s)Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre
Dates15–29 August 2004
Events2 (men's, women's)
Teams12 (men's), 8 (women's)
(from 5 confederations)
Competitors154 men, 101 women
Final positions
Champions Hungary (men)
 Italy (women)
Runners-up Serbia and Montenegro (men)
 Greece (women)
Third place Russia (men)
 United States (women)
Fourth place Greece (men)
 Australia (women)
Tournament statistics (men, women)
Matches64
Multiple
appearances
5-time Olympian(s): 2
4-time Olympian(s): 8
Multiple
medalists
3-time medalist(s): 2
MVPsHungary Gergely Kiss (men's)
Italy Tania Di Mario (women's)
2000
2008
Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Olympic Aquatic Centre at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Water polo at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the Olympic Aquatic Centre where women competed for only the second time in the event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Twelve teams competed in the men's event, where Russia was trying to avenge their defeat by Hungary at the Sydney Olympics. There were eight teams in the women's event, where holders Australia were hoping to retain the title.


Men's teams
Group A: Croatia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro and United States.
Group B: Australia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain

Women's teams
Group A: Australia, Greece, Italy and Kazakhstan.
Group B: Canada, Hungary, Russia and United States.

Qualification

Men`s

Water Polo Men Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 5 September 1997 Switzerland Laussane 1  Greece
2003 World League 27 June-24 August 2003 Various 1  Hungary
2003 FINA World Championships 14-26 July 2003 Spain Barcelona 3  Italy
 Serbia and Montenegro
 Spain
2003 Pan American Games 2-10 August 2003 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 1 United States United States
Asian Qualification Tournament 15-23 September 2003 Kazakhstan Almaty 1  Kazakhstan
African Qualification Tournament 1  Egypt
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1 Australia Australia
Olympic Qualification Tournament 25 January - 1 February Brazil Rio de Janeiro 3  Croatia Germany

 Russia

TOTAL 12

Women`s

Water Polo Women Date Host Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 5 September 1997 Switzerland Laussane 1  Greece
Asian Qualification Tournament 15-23 September 2003 Kazakhstan Almaty 1  Kazakhstan
2003 Pan American Games 2-10 August 2003 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 1 United States United States
Oceanian Qualification Tournament 1  Australia
Olympic Qualification Tournament 23-29 February 2004 Italy Imperia 4  Hungary Italy Russia Canada *
TOTAL 8

Medalists

Men's

Main article: Water polo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Gold Silver Bronze
 Hungary[1]
Tibor Benedek
Péter Biros
Rajmund Fodor
István Gergely
Tamás Kásás
Gergely Kiss
Norbert Madaras
Tamás Molnár
Ádám Steinmetz
Barnabás Steinmetz
Zoltán Szécsi
Tamás Varga
Attila Vári

Head Coach:
Dénes Kemény
 Serbia and Montenegro
Aleksandar Ćirić
Vladimir Gojković
Danilo Ikodinović
Viktor Jelenić
Predrag Jokić
Nikola Kuljača
Slobodan Nikić
Aleksandar Šapić
Dejan Savić
Denis Šefik
Petar Trbojević
Vanja Udovičić
Vladimir Vujasinović

Head Coach:
Nenad Manojlović
 Russia
Roman Balashov
Revaz Chomakhidze
Alexander Yerishev
Aleksandr Fyodorov
Serguei Garbouzov
Dmitry Gorshkov
Nikolay Kozlov
Nikolai Maximov
Andrei Reketchinski
Dmitri Stratan
Vitaly Yurchik
Marat Zakirov
Irek Zinnurov

Head Coach:
Alexander Kabanov

Women's

Main article: Water polo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

Gold Silver Bronze
 Italy[1]
Francesca Conti
Martina Miceli
Carmela Allucci
Silvia Bosurgi
Elena Gigli
Manuela Zanchi
Tania di Mario
Cinzia Ragusa
Giusi Malato
Alexandra Araujo
Maddalena Musumeci
Melania Grego
Noémi Tóth

Head Coach:
Pierluigi Formiconi
 Greece
Georgia Ellinaki
Dimitra Asilian
Antiopi Melidoni
Angeliki Karapataki
Kyriaki Liosi
Stavroula Kozompoli
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou
Antigoni Roumpesi
Evangelia Moraitidou
Eftychia Karagianni
Georgia Lara
Antonia Moraiti
Anthoula Mylonaki

Head Coach:
Kyriakos Iosifidis
 United States
Jacqueline Frank
Heather Petri
Ericka Lorenz
Brenda Villa
Ellen Estes
Natalie Golda
Margaret Dingeldein
Kelly Rulon
Heather Moody
Robin Beauregard
Amber Stachowski
Nicolle Payne
Thalia Munro

Head Coach:
Guy Baker

Teams

Men's rosters

Australia

Croatia

Egypt

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Kazakhstan

Russia

Spain

Serbia and Montenegro

United States

Women's rosters

Australia

Canada

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Kazakhstan

Russia

United States

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 56. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.

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