Water polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics

At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested.[1]

Men's water polo
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
DatesJuly 15 (quarterfinal)
July 20 (semifinal)
July 22 (final)
Competitors28 from 4 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Belgium (BEL)
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden (SWE)
← 1904
1912 →

Medal tableEdit

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Great Britain 1 0 0 1
2   Belgium 0 1 0 1
3   Sweden 0 0 1 1
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0

Medal summaryEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Great Britain (GBR)
George Cornet
Charles Forsyth
George Nevinson
Paul Radmilovic
Charles Smith
Thomas Thould
George Wilkinson
  Belgium (BEL)
Victor Boin
Herman Donners
Fernand Feyaerts
Oscar Grégoire
Herman Meyboom
Albert Michant
Joseph Pletinckx
  Sweden (SWE)
Robert Andersson
Erik Bergvall
Pontus Hanson
Harald Julin
Torsten Kumfeldt
Axel Runström
Gunnar Wennerström

Team rostersEdit

BelgiumEdit

Great BritainEdit

NetherlandsEdit

SwedenEdit

ResultsEdit

MatchesEdit

First roundEdit

There was only one first round match scheduled. Great Britain, Sweden, and Austria (the last of which had withdrawn) were scheduled to have byes, while Belgium played the Netherlands.

Belgium 8 - 1 Netherlands
Feyaerts 6, Donners,
Pletinckx
(3 - 1) K. Meijer

SemifinalsEdit

Austria withdrew before the tournament started, leaving Great Britain with a second bye.

Belgium 8 - 4 Sweden
Grégoire 3, Meyboom 2,
Pletinckx 2, Feyaerts
(4 - 2) Hanson 3, Andersson

FinalEdit

Great Britain's first match was against Belgium, who had already won two games in the tournament.

Belgium 2 - 9 Great Britain
Feyaerts, Grégoire (2 - 5) Wilkinson 4, Forsyth 3,
Radmilovic 2

StandingsEdit

Place Team Wins Losses Goals Against
1   Great Britain 1 0 9 2
2   Belgium 2 1 18 14
3   Sweden 0 1 4 8
4   Netherlands 0 1 1 8

StatisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

11 players scored during the three games of the tournament, including 5 of Belgium's poloists. The Belgian captain's 8 goals led the field, and he also gained the distinctions of having scored in each of the three games as well as the single-game high goal count at 6.

Place Name Nation Goals
1 Fernand Feyaerts   Belgium 8
2 Oscar Grégoire   Belgium 4
George Wilkinson   Great Britain 4
4 Charles Forsyth   Great Britain 3
Pontus Hanson   Sweden 3
Joseph Pletinckx   Belgium 3
7 Herman Meyboom   Belgium 2
Paul Radmilovic   Great Britain 2
9 Robert Andersson   Sweden 1
Herman Donners   Belgium 1
Karel Meijer   Netherlands 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Water Polo at the 1908 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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