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Although it looks a lot like a waterlogged version of soccer for your hands, the sport's history owes more to the game of rugby.


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#577 24-10-2016 06:09:45

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Water polo is an intense sport where athletes are submerged in deep water where they can only swim above the surface


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#578 31-10-2016 08:24:36

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I have never been elbowed in the teeth or been hit in the face with a ball so hard that my vision went black for a couple of seconds in any sport other than Water Polo.


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#579 08-11-2016 09:18:10

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There is no standing around, the relaxing part of water polo is treading water


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#580 14-11-2016 09:27:52

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People vote swimming because 99% don't know water-polo, or for the few who heard it's name, they surely think it's the hotel game where you have mini cages and you can touch the ground with your feet.


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#581 21-11-2016 10:59:44

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Anyone who does water polo is at least a little gay


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#582 28-11-2016 08:23:02

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Water polo combines speed and strength as well as teamwork and a high level of fitness – one outfield player can cover up to two miles in one game alone.


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Goalkeepers need quick reflexes in water polo, where 32-minute games can feature several dozen shots on goal with the ball hurled at speeds that can top 80 kph.


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#584 11-12-2016 11:37:28

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It's pretty exciting, watching people climb all over each other in the pool, and how they're staying above water and keeping afloat, and then getting up big, taking shots.


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#585 19-12-2016 09:12:55

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Water Polo is like soccer, basketball, swimming, and wrestling all in one sport.


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#586 26-12-2016 09:57:36

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Water polo requires a great amount of commitment and dedication. you have to be prepared to deal with the pain of punching, kicking, clawing, and being dunked under the water.


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As for the wrestling component of water polo, the players tell me that kicking, dunking, and grabbing is all a routine part of the game — though it can also draw a foul.


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Players often grab, fight and dunk one another and get away with it because the referees often can not see the illegal actions due to white water, which develops as players move about in the pool.


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Water polo is a whole new level of difficulty. It has the aggressiveness of wrestling and rugby, the concentration and precision of handball and the endurance and practice of a true swimmer


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A lung-bursting mix of swimming, hockey and wrestling is how water polo players often describe their game, which has garnered a reputation as one of the toughest sports at the Olympic Games.


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#591 13-02-2017 09:41:32

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Just an aspect of water polo that maybe no one has mentioned, some of the pools you play in will have WAY too much chlorine.


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Water polo is played with, of course, a water polo ball. (It's about the size of a soccerball or volleyball though)


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Please understand that there is a bit of acting that goes on in water polo


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To watch water polo is to see a frenzy of churn and motion


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Add the fact that water polo is in fact MORE violent than football as, under the water or out of the ref's view, you can essentially maul a person (claw, tear at your suit, hit your pressure points, kick, twist your limbs, etc)


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#596 20-03-2017 23:10:16

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Mix swimming and basketball with soccer, toss in some wrestling for good measure, and you have a pretty good description of the exciting, fast-paced sport of water polo


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#597 26-03-2017 09:11:47

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When you play water polo, you are guaranteed a non-stop, fat-burning workout


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#598 03-04-2017 07:14:14

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If a water polo player feels he is being fouled he may sort of "call for the foul" by exaggerating the results of the foul while still protecting the ball


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#599 10-04-2017 08:30:19

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Think of water polo as a combination between soccer and basketball, but in a pool


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The aim remains to throw the ball into the opponents' goal but a gentle pastime has been replaced by a physical sport, with plenty of unseen gamesmanship beneath the water's surface


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