Tony Azevedo‘s record fifth Olympics will take him home.
Azevedo, who was born in and resides in Rio de Janeiro, headlines the 13-man U.S. Olympic team named Thursday aboard the U.S.S. Midway.
Azevedo, 34, becomes the first five-time Olympian in U.S. water polo history. He’s still searching for his first gold medal after reaching the quarterfinals in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 but leaving with a combined one medal (silver in 2008).
Four of the 13 players on the Rio team have Olympic experience:
Tony Azevedo (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012)
Jesse Smith (2004, 2008, 2012)
Merrill Moses (2008, 2012)
John Mann (2012)
The U.S. men’s water polo team heads to Rio riding the confidence of a silver-medal finish in this year’s FINA World League.
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