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The Best Olympic Athletes in Water Polo

Updated June 15, 2020 3.3k votes 212 voters 5.5k 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
    Roser Tarragó
    64
    8

    Roser Tarragó

  • 2
    Dezső Gyarmati
    60
    15

    Dezső Gyarmati

    Dec. at 86 (1927-2013)

    Date Of Birth1927-10-23

    Place Of BirthMiskolc,Hungary,Austria-Hungary,Earth,Europe

    NationalityHungary

    Dezső Gyarmati (October 23, 1927 – August 18, 2013) was a Hungarian water polo player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    María del Pilar Peña
    52
    10

    María del Pilar Peña

  • 4
    Rosaria Aiello
    52
    12

    Rosaria Aiello

  • 5
    Hanna Kisteleki
    54
    14

    Hanna Kisteleki

  • 6
    Maica García Godoy
    47
    10

    Maica García Godoy

  • 7
    Péter Rusorán
    69
    32

    Péter Rusorán

    Dec. at 72 (1940-2012)

    Olympic CountryHungary

    Date Of Birth1940-04-11

    Place Of BirthBudapest,Hungary,Europe,Earth,Central Europe

    Olympic SportWater polo

    NationalityHungary

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionWater polo

    Olympic Medalist Games1960 Summer Olympics,1964 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1964 Summer Olympics,1960 Summer Olympics

    Péter Rusorán (11 April 1940 – 14 February 2012) was a Hungarian swimmer, water polo player... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Zoltán Szécsi
    51
    15

    Zoltán Szécsi

  • 9
    Keesja Gofers
    48
    14

    Keesja Gofers

  • 10
    Tibor Benedek
    68
    35

    Tibor Benedek

  • 11
    Slobodan Soro
    62
    31

    Slobodan Soro

  • 12
    Manuel Estiarte
    48
    18

    Date Of Birth1961-10-26

    Manel Estiarte Duocastella (born October 26, 1961 in Manresa) is a Spanish former water polo... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Elena Gigli
    60
    32

    Elena Gigli

  • 14
    Daniëlle de Bruijn
    57
    32

    Daniëlle de Bruijn

  • 15
    Paulo Radmilovic
    45
    24

    Paulo Radmilovic

    Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)

    Date Of Birth1886-03-05

    Place Of BirthCardiff,United Kingdom,Brecon Beacons,Wales,South Glamorgan

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Paolo Francesco Radmilovic (5 March 1886 – 29 September 1968) was a Welsh water polo player... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Ma Huanhuan
    50
    30

    Ma Huanhuan

  • 17
    Teresa Frassinetti
    35
    15

    Teresa Frassinetti

  • 18
    Dóra Antal
    51
    35

    Dóra Antal

  • 19
    Kate Gynther
    37
    20

    Kate Gynther

    Age: 36

    Date Of Birth1982-07-05

    Kate Maree Gynther (born 5 July 1982) is an Australian water polo player. She plays for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Olympic CountryAustralia

    Date Of Birth1973-02-07

    Place Of BirthPerth,Australia,Western Australia,City of Perth,Earth

    NationalityAustralia

    Bridgette Gusterson (born in Perth, Western Australia), also known as Bridgette Ireland, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Sofia Konukh
    45
    32

    Sofia Konukh

  • 22
    Marta Bach
    35
    21

    Marta Bach

  • 23
    Giulia Emmolo
    30
    15

    Giulia Emmolo

  • 24
    Anni Espar
    34
    21

    Anni Espar

  • 25
    22
    9

    J. W. Krumpholz

    Age: 31

    Date Of Birth1987-11-22

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