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Water Polo – the water sport that attracts many young people nowadays (Part 2)

Athletes compete in water polo at the Olympics

Water polo started to become an Olympic team sport in 1900. Germany is the oldest participating country in this sport. However, until 1928, at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, Germany won the gold cup. The most successful country with Water Polo for decades was Hungary.

What are the rules of the Water Polo game?

A water polo match is held when all players, water balls, playgrounds, and referees are present. The water ball field is 20 x 30m wide. Each team will have different strategies and formations like in football. However, it is physically demanding and is the toughest sport to play

Rule of single-hand pitching with athletes

A water polo match has 4 innings, each lasting 7 minutes. During the match, the ball is not counted as dead time. Each team has 7 main players participating in the competition. Players are required to wear swimwear and a helmet when participating in the game.

The two teams threw the ball back and forth at the opponent’s goal. Each time you throw a ball in your team’s goal, you will be awarded 1 point.

A water polo match has 4 innings, each lasting 7 minutes

During the competition, athletes are not allowed to touch the lake wall and the lake bed. Players are allowed to use only one hand to throw and pass the ball. Particularly, the goalkeeper is allowed to catch the ball and pass the ball with 2 hands.

The rules of water polo competition also have the same rules as football such as offside, penalties, bad play… In case of necessity, red and yellow cards can be used to sanction. The referee is the person who has the right to sanction the athletes. The distance from the free-throw position to the goal is 4m.


Today’s article hopes to help you understand what the concept of Water Polo is and the issues related to it. Wish you all play well in this subject!