Water polo at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1928 Summer Olympics:[1][2]

Men's water polo
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
VenueAmsterdam
Dates4–11 August
Competitors112 from 14 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Germany
 Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Hungary
 Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) France
 France
← 1924
1932 →

Competition formatEdit

The water polo tournament consisted primarily of a single-elimination bracket that determined the gold and silver medals. The bronze medal was supposed to be awarded through a modified Bergvall system tournament, in which the teams who lost to the top two nations (that is, Belgium and Great Britain—who had lost to Germany—and France, the United States, and Argentina—who had lost to Hungary) would conduct another single-elimination tournament for the third place.[2] However, the tournament organizers did not understand the system.[2] The Official Report lists three third-place matches, in which France beat Great Britain, the United States, and Argentina in succession.[3] Sports-reference also lists two additional matches, between the United States and Malta and between the Netherlands and Belgium, also stating that "some of the matches played may have been friendlies or exhibitions."[2] The France–Great Britain match is treated as the bronze medal game herein.

ResultsEdit

For the team rosters see: Water polo at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads.

BracketEdit

Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
  Czechoslovakia 2  
  Great Britain 4       Great Britain 5  
  Switzerland 1       Netherlands 3  
  Netherlands 11         Great Britain 5  
  Belgium 11         Germany 8  
  Ireland 1       Belgium 3
  Germany 5  
      Germany 5
      Hungary 2
  United States 0  
  Hungary 14       Hungary 5  
  Argentina 0         Hungary 5
  Malta 3         France 3  
  Luxembourg 1       Malta 0 Third place
  Spain 0       France 16     Great Britain 1
  France 4     France 8

Round of 16Edit

4 August 1928 OR p. 807 Czechoslovakia   2–4   Great Britain Amsterdam
Referees:
J.A. Ruddy (USA)
Scoring by half: 0–1, 2–3

5 August 1928 OR p. 807 Switzerland    1–11   Netherlands Amsterdam
Referees:
L. Beleznay (HUN)
Scoring by half: 0–3, 1–8

5 August 1928 OR p. 808 Belgium   11–1   Ireland Amsterdam
Referees:
R. Morberger (AUT)
Scoring by half: 6–0, 5–1

4 August 1928 OR p. 808 Hungary   14–0   Argentina Amsterdam
Referees:
C. Minnes Jr. (NED)
Scoring by half: 9–0, 5–0

5 August 1928 OR p. 809 Malta   3–1   Luxembourg Amsterdam
Referees:
M. Blitz (BEL)
Scoring by half: 1–1, 2–0

4 August 1928 OR p. 810 Spain   0–4   France Amsterdam
Referees:
E. Speisegger (HUN)
Scoring by half: 0–2, 0–2

QuarterfinalsEdit

6 August 1928 OR p. 810 Great Britain   5–3   Netherlands Amsterdam
Referees:
P. Beulque (FRA)
Scoring by half: 2–2, 1–1 OT: 2–0

6 August 1928 OR p. 811 Belgium   3–5   Germany Amsterdam
Referees:
J. Hodgson (GBR)
Scoring by half: 2–0, 1–3 OT: 0–2

6 August 1928 OR p. 811 United States   0–5   Hungary Amsterdam
Referees:
M. Nussbaum (GER)
Scoring by half: 0–2, 0–3

6 August 1928 OR p. 812 Malta   0–16   France Amsterdam
Referees:
A. Delahaye (BEL)
Scoring by half: 0–8, 0–8

SemifinalsEdit

7 August 1928 OR p. 812 Great Britain   5–8   Germany Amsterdam
Referees:
M. Blitz (BEL)
Scoring by half: 1–5, 4–3

7 August 1928 OR p. 813 Hungary   5–3   France Amsterdam
Referees:
A. Delahaye (BEL)
Scoring by half: 1–1, 4–2

Bronze medal gameEdit

11 August 1928 OR p. 814 France   8–1   Great Britain Amsterdam
Referees:
A. Delahaye (BEL)
Scoring by half: 4–1, 4–0

FinalEdit

10 August 1928 OR p. 814 Germany   5–2   Hungary Amsterdam
Referees:
M. Blitz (BEL)
Scoring by half: 0–2, 2–0 OT: 3–0

Participating nationsEdit

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 11 players and they all were eligible for participation.

A total of 109(*) water polo players from 14 nations competed at the Amsterdam Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Final standingsEdit

Place[1] Nation
1   Germany (GER)
2   Hungary (HUN)
3   France (FRA)
4   Great Britain (GBR)
5   Netherlands (NED)
6   Belgium (BEL)
7   United States (USA)
8   Malta (MLT)
9   Spain (ESP)
10   Czechoslovakia (TCH)
11   Luxembourg (LUX)
12   Switzerland (SUI)
13   Argentina (ARG)
14   Ireland (IRL)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Water Polo at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  3. ^ Official Report, pp. 806, 814–15.

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 52°20′51″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3475°N 4.8561°E / 52.3475; 4.8561