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Tony Azevedo

Tony Azevedo
Water Polo USA

Tony Azevedo

Tony Azevedo
  • Birth date 11/21/1981
  • Birthplace Rio de Janeiro
  • Hometown Long Beach, California
  • Residence Sao Paulo
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 200 lbs
  • Olympics 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012


Born in Rio de Janeiro but raised in Calif., Tony Azevedo was an adventurous child, and when he was 5, he fell on his throat while climbing a fence. He was revived twice on the operating table. He was told he wouldn’t be able to walk or play sports – but at the 2016 Olympics, Azevedo becomes the first U.S. water polo player to compete in five consecutive Olympics. His best finish was a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Azevedo’s father, Ricardo, is the head coach of the Chinese women’s water polo team.
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Getting to know Tony Azevedo


First taste of Olympic water polo was as the 1996 Atlanta Games as a ball boy


Played professional water polo in Brazil, Croatia, Montenegro and Italy, and can speak all the respective languages of those countries


Captain of the U.S. Men’s Water Polo Team

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