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The Best Olympic Athletes in Water Polo

Updated June 15, 2020 3.5k votes 232 voters 5.8k views

List of the best water polo Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous water polo event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic water polo Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest water polo Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best water polo athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List is made up of a variety of athletes, including Natalie Golda and Heather Petri.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic water polo athletes?" and "Who is the best water polo competitor of all time?"
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  • 1
    71
    18

    Dezső Gyarmati

    Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)
    Dezső Gyarmati (October 23, 1927 – August 18, 2013) was a Hungarian water polo player and...  more
  • 2
    67
    15

    Roser Tarragó

  • 3
    57
    14

    Rosaria Aiello

  • 4
    58
    15

    Hanna Kisteleki

  • 5
    54
    12

    María del Pilar Peña

  • 6
    73
    31

    Péter Rusorán

    Dec. at 72 (1940-2012)
    Péter Rusorán (11 April 1940 – 14 February 2012) was a Hungarian swimmer, water polo player...  more
  • 7
    50
    12

    Maica García Godoy

  • 8
    54
    17

    Zoltán Szécsi

  • 9
    68
    31

    Slobodan Soro

  • 10
    51
    15

    Keesja Gofers

  • 11
    72
    37

    Tibor Benedek

  • 12
    55
    21
    Manel Estiarte Duocastella (born October 26, 1961 in Manresa) is a Spanish former water polo...  more
  • 13
    48
    24

    Paulo Radmilovic

    Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)
    Paolo Francesco Radmilovic (5 March 1886 – 29 September 1968) was a Welsh water polo player...  more
  • 14
    60
    37

    Elena Gigli

  • 15
    58
    35

    Daniëlle de Bruijn

  • 16
    38
    17

    Teresa Frassinetti

  • 17
    51
    32

    Ma Huanhuan

  • 18
    54
    37

    Dóra Antal

  • 19
    38
    22

    Kate Gynther

    Age: 36
    Kate Maree Gynther (born 5 July 1982) is an Australian water polo player. She plays for the...  more
  • 20
    38
    22

    Marta Bach

  • 21
    Bridgette Gusterson (born in Perth, Western Australia), also known as Bridgette Ireland, is an...  more
  • 22
    37
    22

    Anni Espar

  • 23
    47
    35

    Sofia Konukh

  • 24
    31
    18

    Giulia Emmolo

  • 25
    24
    10

    J. W. Krumpholz

    Age: 31
    James W. "J.W." Krumpholz (born September 22, 1987) is an American water polo player. He is a...  more