European Water Polo Championship kicks off in Belgrade

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BELGRADE – The largest European championship in the history of water polo began at Belgrade’s Kombank Arena on Sunday, bringing together 16 men’s and 12 women’s national teams and encompassing 100 matches.

Photo: belgrade2016.rs
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The men’s championship dates back to 1926 and the event in Budapest and is held for 32nd time, while ladies started competing in 1985 in Oslo so this is their 16th tournament.

Serbia, as the successor to the SFRY, has 20 medals in the men’s category (six gold, nine silver and five bronze medals), after the top ranked Hungary with 23 medals (12-6-5), while in the women’s category the Italians are the best with five gold medals out of eight.

The European Water Polo Championship runs from January 10 to 23.

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