Simona Abbate Italy

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

22 Aug 1983

Height

1.71m

Weight

64kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

WATER POLO

Simona Abbate competed in WATER POLO

Did you know?

  • There are seven players in a water polo team. Matches consist of four periods, each of them eight minutes long.
  • A team has just 30 seconds to attempt to score before the ball is returned to the opposition.
  • Players aren’t allowed to touch the sides or the bottom of the pool during play, and may swim as much as three miles during a match.
  • At London 2012, matches are taking place in the brand new Water Polo Arena, constructed specially for the Games immediately next to the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
  • Water polo first appeared at the Olympics in 1900. Great Britain won four of the first five Olympic tournaments but Hungary are the sport's most successful nation, winning 15 medals, including nine golds.

Head to Head

Simona Abbate vs Alex Rutlidge

Simona Abbate

Simona Abbate Italy flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

Height

1.71m (5'7")

Weight

64kg

Age

31

Alex Rutlidge

Alex Rutlidge Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

Height

1.7m (5'7")

Weight

62kg

Age

26

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