Tony Azevedo

Water Polo

Name: Tony Azevedo
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Attacker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
DOB: 11/21/1981
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Wilson High School (Long Beach, Calif.) ‘00
College: Stanford University ‘05, International Relations
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 8th
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, silver
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, 7th
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 6th
  • His appearance at the London 2012 Olympic Games set a USA Water Polo record (along with teammate Ryan Bailey) as the first American men to compete at four Olympics
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 7th
  • Years of participation: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Top finish: 4th – 2009
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 FINA World League Super Final, silver
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2015 FINA World League Super Final, 4th
  • 2012 FINA World League Super Final, 4th
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2011 FINA World League Super Final, 4th
  • 2010 FINA World League Super Final, 5th
  • 2010 FINA World Cup, 4th
  • 2009 FINA World League Super Final, 4th
  • 2008 FINA World League Super Final, silver
  • 2007 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2007 FINA World League Super Final, 5th
  • 2006 FINA World League Super Final, 5th
  • 2003 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2003 FINA World League Super Final, bronze
  • 2002 FINA World Cup, 7th
  • 1999 Pan American Games, gold
Personal: Son of Ricardo and Libby Azevedo...Has one sister, Cassandra, who plays professional water polo in Italy...Married to Sarah Azevedo...Has one son, Cruz...Father, Ricardo, is the head coach for the China women’s water polo team and previously served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Water Polo Team in 2004...In 2015, competed in his eighth FINA World Championships, setting a water polo record...Also competes for Sesi Polo in Brazil...While at Stanford University, became the first-ever player to win the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award four consecutive years......Named the 2004 American Water Polo Coaches Association Player of the Year for the fourth straight season...Hobbies include cooking and traveling.

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