Tuesday, December 3, 2019

1893: The Champions of Tunbridge Wells Cygnus


The Tunbridge Wells Cygnus Water Polo team - ALL England Champions in 1893. Source: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 21 October 1893

Monday, December 2, 2019

1884: Polo at the Salford Public Baths, England

The Manchester Weekly Time. Friday, September 7, 1884. ¨Another cause of the increased popularity of the galas is to be found in the marvellous growth of the interest in Water Polo. The game may be described as association football in water, the most marked difference is that the hand and not the foot is used to propel the ball. Goalposts are used, as in the well-known outdoor winter game, and skilled players acquire surprising dexterity in placing the ball. The ball gained such a hold that county matches are now regularly played, and an International encounter is being arranged

Friday, November 15, 2019

1927: The team of Schwimm-Verein Zwickau“ (S.V.Z.)

The team of Schwimm-Verein Zwickau“ (S.V.Z.), Germany in 1927: Standing L-R: Härtling, Weigel, Dießner, Willy Steiniger, Max Zeuner  Seating L-R: Otting, Petermann, Bergner

Sunday, October 13, 2019

1988, Seoul: The bronze winners of USSR

The team of Soviet Union coached by Boris Popov, the bronze winner in Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. The USSR team: Yevgeny Sharonov, Nurlan Mendygaliev, Yevgeny Grishin, Aleksandr Kolotov, Sergey Naumov, Viktor Berendyuga, Sergey Kotenko, Dmitry Apanasenko, Georgi Mschvenieradze, Mikhail Ivanov, Sergey Markoch, Nikolai Smirnov and Mikheil Giorgadze.
Source: credit to Yevgeny Grishin

1980, Moscow: The ball of the Olympic Games

The ball of the Water Polo competition in Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.
Source: credit to Yevgeny Grishin

Thursday, June 6, 2019

1892: A Water Polo Match with a London Team

“A Water-Polo Match with a London Team” at Lulworth Cove, South England. 
Source: “The Graphic” of Aug. 20th, 1892.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

1991: The golden team of Yugoslavia

The team of Yugoslavia coached by Nikola Stamenic, gold winner in Athens 1991 European Games. The team: Aleksandar Sostar, Dusan Popovic, Igor Milanovic, Mirko Vicevic, Vitomir Padovan, Veljko Uskokovic, Igor Gocanin, Dusan Cirkovic, Nikola Ribic, Zeljko Vicevic, Milan Tadic, Predrag Zimonjic, Viktor Jelenic, Goran Radjenovic and Vaso Subotic.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

1951: Brazil in Buenos Aires Pan-America Games.

The team of Brazil finalist at Buenos Aires 1951 Pan-American Games. The Brazilian team: Alfonso Zaparoli, Armando Caropresco, Claudino de Castro, Edson Perri, Guilherme Schall, Isaac Moraes, João Havelange, Leo Rossi, Luiz Antônio dos Santos, Milton Busin, Nelson Brescia, Samuel Scheimberg, Saverio Gregorut. 
Ranking: 1. Argentina, 2. Brazil, 3. USA.
Source: O Globo Sportivo Ano XII N633

Monday, January 28, 2019

1957: The Champions of Canottieri Napoli

The team of Canottieri Napoli, Champion of Italy in 1957. The team: Buonocore, Mannelli, Kurtini, P.De Stefano, B.Denerlein, R.De Stefano and Russo.