Water polo at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1] All medals were decided by using the Bergvall system.[2]

Men's water polo
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueStade Nautique d'Antwerp
Dates22–29 August
Competitors101 from 12 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Great Britain
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Belgium
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sweden
← 1912
1924 →


Medal summaryEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Great Britain (GBR)[1]
Charles Sydney Smith
Paul Radmilovic
Charles Bugbee
Noel Purcell
Christopher Jones
William Peacock
William Henry Dean
  Belgium (BEL)
Albert Durant
Gérard Blitz
Maurice Blitz
Joseph Pletinckx
Paul Gailly
Pierre Nijs
René Bauwens
Pierre Dewin
  Sweden (SWE)
Harald Julin
Robert Andersson
Vilhelm Andersson
Erik Bergqvist
Max Gumpel
Pontus Hanson
Erik Andersson
Nils Backlund
Theodor Nauman
Torsten Kumfeldt[a]


Gold medal roundEdit

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Great Britain (GBR) 9
  Spain (ESP) 1   Spain (ESP) 0
  Italy (ITA) 1[b]  Great Britain (GBR) 7
  United States (USA) 2
  United States (USA) 7
  Greece (GRE) 0
  Great Britain (GBR)   3
  Belgium (BEL) 11   Belgium (BEL) 2
  Switzerland (SUI) 0   Belgium (BEL) 2
  Netherlands (NED) 1
  Belgium (BEL) 5
  Sweden (SWE) 11   Sweden (SWE) 3
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0   Sweden (SWE) 7
  Brazil (BRA) 5   Brazil (BRA) 3
  France (FRA) 1

Silver medal roundEdit

Semifinals Final
  United States (USA) 5
  Spain (ESP) 0   United States (USA) 2
  Belgium (BEL)   7

Bronze medal roundEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Sweden (SWE) 9
  Netherlands (NED) 7   Netherlands (NED) 1
  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0   Sweden (SWE)   5
  United States (USA) 0
  United States (USA) 7
  Greece (GRE) 5   Greece (GRE) 0
  Italy (ITA) 1


  1. ^ This competitor is missing from the IOC medal database but is shown by Wudarski/de Wael/Mallon/Kamper. He probably played two matches.
  2. ^ Italy forfeited the match in extra time.


  1. ^ a b "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2019.