the official ball of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

MEN'S WATER POLO - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

HEIGHT & WEIGHT: 6'1 / 205

PLACE/ DATE OF BIRTH: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / November 21, 1981 (34)

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Long Beach, CA / Sao Paulo, Brazil

POSITION and Cap #: Forward + Attacker / 8

# OF YEARS ON THE US NATIONAL TEAM: Member since 1999

FAMILY: Wife - Sara, Son - Cruz (2013), Mom & Dad - Libby and Ricardo, Sister - Cassie

OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE: 2016 RIO (Qualified for Olympics), 2012 LONDON, Silver Medal - 2008 BEIJING, 2004 ATHENS, 2000 SYDNEY

These are Tony's 5 consecutive Pan Am Games Gold Medals from 2015 Toronto, 2011 Guadalajara, 2007 Rio, 2003 Santo Domingo and 1999 Winnipeg. (photo credit - Tony Azevedo)

PAN AM GAMES EXPERIENCE: 2015 TORONTO (GOLD) / 2011 GUADALAJARA (GOLD) / 2007 RIO (GOLD) / 2003 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (GOLD) / 1999 WINNIPEG (GOLD)

FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE: 8x participant

FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL MEDALS: 2016 Huizhou, China (Silver) // 2008 Genoa, Italy (Silver) // 2003 New York (Bronze)

PRO EXPERIENCE: 2013 - 2016 SESI Water Polo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) //  2013 & 2012 VK Jug (Jug, Serbia) // 2011 VK Primorac (Montenegro) // 2004 - 2007 Cremona Bissoloti (Italy)

US CLUB: New York Athletic Club

US NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (US Open of Water Polo): 11 (as recently as May 2016 for NYAC)

EDUCATION: Stanford University (International Relations) '05

COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC HONORS: Pacific 12 Conference Athlete of the Century - Water Polo // 4x National Player of the Year // 2x NCAA Champion // 4x NCAA Championship Finalist

EQUIPMENT USED IN COMPETITION: Hard Core Polo & Sport

ENDORSEMENTS:  Hard Core Polo & Sport // Mikasa Sports // Upper Deck // KT Tape 

SOCIAL MEDIA: @WaterPoloTony - Twitter / TonyAzevedo8 - Instagram

NOTES:  Tony is fluent or conversational in Italian, Serbian, Croatian, English and Portuguese.  He additionally helped to the WaterPoloPlayers.org in 2013.  At the 2011 Pan Am Games, Tony was the Closing Ceremonies flag bearer.  Tony's father Ricardo is the Chinese National Women's Team head coach and they have qualified for the Rio 2016 Games.  

Named MVP of the 2015 US Open of Water Polo tournament for New York Athletic Club

Tony was inducted into the NY Athletic Club Hall of Fame on April 18, 2015