Major achievements in water polo by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international water polo tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Results


For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:[1]

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TournamentEdition
FirstLatestNext
FINA & IOCWater polo at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)190020162020
FINAWater polo at the World Aquatics Championships (biennially)197320192021
FINA Water Polo World Cup (quadrennially)197920182022
FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup (quadrennially)197920182022
FINA Water Polo World League (annually)200220192020

Medals for the demonstration events are NOT counted. Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[2]

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, then most first-place results, second-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Men and women

Last updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships (As of 27 July 2019)[1]
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup World League Number of
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
1 Italy5308
2 Spain3328
3 Russia3238
4 Hungary6107
5 United States5207
6 Australia3216
7 Greece2226
8 Netherlands3115
9 Serbia4004
10 Croatia3104
10 Serbia and Montenegro*3104
12 Soviet Union*3003
12 Yugoslavia*3003
14 Canada1203
15 China1113
16 West Germany*1023
17 Montenegro1102
18 Germany1012
19 France1001
19 Great Britain1001
21 Belgium0101
21 Sweden0101
23 Brazil0011
23 Cuba0011
23 Unified Team*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men

Last updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships (As of 27 July 2019)[1]
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup World League Number of
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Total
1 Hungary4004
1 Serbia4004
3 Croatia3104
3 Italy3104
3 Serbia and Montenegro*3104
6 Russia2114
6 Spain2114
8 Soviet Union*3003
8 Yugoslavia*3003
10 United States1203
11 West Germany*1023
12 Greece0123
13 Montenegro1102
14 Germany1012
15 Australia0112
16 France1001
16 Great Britain1001
18 Belgium0101
18 Sweden0101
20 Brazil0011
20 Cuba0011
20 Netherlands0011
20 Unified Team*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women

Last updated after the 2019 World Aquatics Championships (As of 27 July 2019)[1]
Olympic Games World Championships World Cup World League Number of
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Total
1 United States4004
2 Australia3104
2 Netherlands3104
4 Italy2204
5 Spain1214
6 Russia1124
7 Greece2103
7 Hungary2103
9 Canada1203
10 China1113

See also


References


  1. "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. pp. 4, 14, 25, 40, 48, 56, 57, 67, 78, 83. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.