Water polo at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics played at Finchley Lido.[1][2]

Water polo
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenuesFinchley Lido
Date28 July – 7 August 1948
Competitors156 from 18 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Italy
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
← 1936
1952 →

Medal summaryEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Italy (ITA)[1]
Gildo Arena
Emilio Bulgarelli
Pasquale Buonocore
Aldo Ghira
Mario Majoni
Geminio Ognio
Gianfranco Pandolfini
Tullo Pandolfini
Cesare Rubini
  Hungary (HUN)
Jenő Brandi
Oszkár Csuvik
Dezső Fábián
Dezső Gyarmati
Endre Győrfi
Miklós Holop
László Jeney
Dezső Lemhényi
Károly Szittya
István Szívós
  Netherlands (NED)
Cor Braasem
Hennie Keetelaar
Nijs Korevaar
Joop Rohner
Frits Ruimschotel
Piet Salomons
Frits Smol
Hans Stam
Ruud van Feggelen

Team squadsEdit

ResultsEdit

Round OneEdit

In the first round each team in a group played each other team in the same group. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided. The first two teams of each group were qualified for the second round, while the third placed team was eliminated.

Group A

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Belgium (BEL) 2 1 1 0 14 5 3 X 4:4 10:1
2.   United States (USA) 2 1 1 0 11 4 3 4:4 X 7:0
3.   Uruguay (URU) 2 0 0 2 1 17 0 1:10 0:7 X

Group B

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Sweden (SWE) 2 2 0 0 10 2 4 X 4:1 6:1
2.   Spain (ESP) 2 1 0 1 6 5 2 1:4 X 5:1
3.   Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 0 2 2 11 0 1:6 1:5 X

Group C

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 26 1 4 X 12:1 14:0
2.   India (IND) 2 1 0 1 8 16 2 1:12 X 7:4
3.   Chile (CHI) 2 0 0 2 4 21 0 0:14 4:7 X

Group D

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Italy (ITA) 2 1 1 0 13 4 3 X 4:4 9:0
2.   Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 1 1 0 16 7 3 4:4 X 12:3
3.   Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2 3 21 0 0:9 3:12 X

Group E

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Hungary (HUN) 2 2 0 0 16 4 4 X 5:2 11:2
2.   Egypt (EGY) 2 0 1 1 5 8 1 2:5 X 3:3
3.   Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 1 1 5 14 1 2:11 3:3 X

Group F

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   France (FRA) 2 2 0 0 11 2 4 X 4:1 7:1
2.   Argentina (ARG) 2 1 0 1 7 6 2 1:4 X 6:2
3.   Greece (GRE) 2 0 0 2 3 13 0 1:7 2:6 X

Round TwoEdit

In the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three matches had to be played. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided. The first two teams of each group were qualified for the semi-finals, while the third placed team was eliminated.

The results which are carried forward from the first round are shown in italics.

Group G

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Sweden (SWE) 2 1 1 0 8 1 3 X 1:1 7:0
2.   Belgium (BEL) 2 0 2 0 5 5 2 1:1 X 4:4
3.   United States (USA) 2 0 1 1 4 11 1 0:7 4:4 X

Group H

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 17 3 4 X 5:2 12:1
2.   Spain (ESP) 2 1 0 1 13 6 2 2:5 X 11:1
3.   India (IND) 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 1:12 1:11 X

Group I

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Italy (ITA) 2 1 1 0 8 7 3 X 4:3 4:4
2.   Hungary (HUN) 2 1 0 1 6 5 2 3:4 X 3:1
3.   Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 0 1 1 5 7 1 4:4 1:3 X

Group J

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   France (FRA) 2 1 1 0 7 4 3 X 3:3 4:1
2.   Egypt (EGY) 2 0 2 0 7 7 2 3:3 X 4:4
3.   Argentina (ARG) 2 0 1 1 5 8 1 1:4 4:4 X

Semi-finalsEdit

As in the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three matches had to be played. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided. The first two teams of each group were qualified for the final round, while the third and fourth placed team were eliminated and took part in a consolation tournament.

The results which are carried forward from the previous rounds are shown in italics.

Group K

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
1.   Netherlands (NED) 3 2 1 0 13 8 5 X 3:3 5:3 5:2
2.   Belgium (BEL) 3 1 2 0 8 5 4 3:3 X 1:1 4:1
3.   Sweden (SWE) 3 1 1 1 8 7 3 3:5 1:1 X 4:1
4.   Spain (ESP) 3 0 0 3 4 13 0 2:5 1:4 1:4 X

Group L

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
1.   Italy (ITA) 3 3 0 0 14 6 6 X 4:3 5:2 5:1
2.   Hungary (HUN) 3 2 0 1 13 10 4 3:4 X 5:4 5:2
3.   France (FRA) 3 0 1 2 9 13 1 2:5 4:5 X 3:3
4.   Egypt (EGY) 3 0 1 2 6 13 1 1:5 2:5 3:3 X

Final roundEdit

As in all other rounds each team in the final played each other team unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to the final. So in the final only four matches had to be played. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided.

The results which are carried forward from the previous rounds are shown in italics.

Final Group

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
    Italy (ITA) 3 3 0 0 12 7 6 X 4:3 4:2 4:2
    Hungary (HUN) 3 1 1 1 10 8 3 3:4 X 4:4 3:0
    Netherlands (NED) 3 0 2 1 9 11 2 2:4 4:4 X 3:3
4.   Belgium (BEL) 3 0 1 2 5 10 1 2:4 0:3 3:3 X

Group for fifth to eighth places - consolation tournament

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
5.   Sweden (SWE) 3 2 1 0 8 4 5 X 1:1 3:2 4:1
6.   France (FRA) 3 1 2 0 6 5 4 1:1 X 3:3 2:1
7.   Egypt (EGY) 3 1 1 1 8 7 3 2:3 3:3 X 3:1
8.   Spain (ESP) 3 0 0 3 3 9 0 1:4 1:2 1:3 X

Participating nationsEdit

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

A total of 155(*) water polo players from 18 nations competed at the London Games:

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

Not all reserve players are known.

SummaryEdit

Place[1] Nation
1   Italy (ITA)
Coach: Pino Valle
reserve players
Luigi Fabiano
Alfredo Toribolo
2   Hungary (HUN)
Jenő Brandi (Vasas Budapest)
Oszkár Csuvik (MTK)
Dezső Fábián (FTC)
Dezső Gyarmati (UTE)
Endre Győrfi (MAFC)
Miklós Holop (MAFC)
László Jeney (Vasas Budapest)
Dezső Lemhényi (UTE)
Károly Szittya (UTE)
István Szívós (MTK)
Pál Pók (Egri Szakszervezeti TK)
3   Netherlands (NED)
Coach: Frans Kuypers
reserve players
Joop Cabout
Theo Smael
4   Belgium (BEL)
Henri De Pauw
Théo-Léo De Smet
Émile D'Hooge
Fernand Isselé
Georges Leenheere
Alphonse Martin
Paul Rigaumont
Willy Simons
5   Sweden (SWE)
Folke Eriksson (Västerås SS)
Knut Gadd (IF Elfsborg)
Erik Holm (SoIK Hellas)
Olle Johansson (IF Elfsborg)
Åke Julin (Stockholms KK)
Rolf Julin (Stockholms KK)
Arne Jutner (SoIK Hellas)
Rune Öberg (SoIK Hellas)
Olle Ohlson (SoIK Hellas)
Roland Spångberg (SoIK Hellas)
6   France (FRA)
François Débonnet
Maurice Lefèbvre
Roger Le Bras
Marco Diener
Robert Himgi
Roger Dewasch
Jacques Berthe
René Massol
Jacques Viaene
Émile Bermyn
Marcel Spilliaert
7   Egypt (EGY)
Ahmed Fouad Nessim
Taha El-Gamal
Mohamed Khadry
Mohamed Haraga
Dorri Abdel Kader
Abdel Aziz Khalifa
Samir Gharbo
Mohamed Hemmat
8   Spain (ESP)
Coach: Bandy Zolyomy
Juan Serra
José Pujol
Carlos Falt
Carlos Martí
Francisco Castillo
Agustín Mestres
Valentín Sabate
Angel Sabata
Federico Salvadores
9   Yugoslavia (YUG)
Juraj Amšel
Veljko Bakašun
Marko Brainović
Luka Ciganović
Ivo Giovanelli
Božo Grkinić
Zdravko Kovačić
Ivica Kurtini
Ivo Štakula
Željko Radić
Saša Strmac
10   Argentina (ARG)
Osvaldo Codaro
Anibál Filiberti
Rubén Maidana
Hugo Prono
Ladislao Szabo
Marcelo Visentín
Carlos Visentín
Luis Díez
Ladislao Fijaldauskas
Mario Sebastián
Francisco Trimboli
11   United States (USA)
Kenneth Beck
Bob Bray
Ralph Budelman
Lee Case
Devere Christensen
Harold Dash
Dixon Fiske
Edwin Knox
John Miller
Donald Tierney
Frank Walton
12   India (IND)
Gora Seal
Samarandra Chatterjee
Suhas Chatterjee
Dwarkadas Murarji
Durga Das
Janini Dass
Sachin Nag
Isaac Mansoor
Jahan Ahir
13   Great Britain (GBR)
Charles Brand
Roy Garforth
Robert Gentleman
Peter Hardie
Ian Johnson
Trevor Lewis
David Murray
Reg Potter
John Jones
Robert Mitchell
G. F. Weber
14   Switzerland (SUI)
André Grosjean
Edouard Hauser
Georges Hauser
Heinrich Keller
Erwin Klumpp
Tristan Sauer
René Weibel
15   Greece (GRE)
Alexandros Monastiriotis
Ioannis Papstefanou
Dimitrios Zografos
Panagiotis Provatopoulos
Dimosthenis Stambolis
Emmanouil Papadopoulos
Nikolaos Melanofeidis
Rikhardos Brousalis
16   Uruguay (URU)
Enrique Pereira
Juan López
Julio César Costemalle
Leonel Gabriel
Juan Bucetta
Osvaldo Mariño
Ramón Abella
Raúl Castro
17   Chile (CHI)
Teodoro Salah
Luis Aguirrebeña
Isaac Froimovich
Pedro Aguirrebeña
A. Hurtado
José Salah
Svante Törnvall
O. Martínez
18   Australia (AUS)
Arthur Burge
Roger Cornforth
Benjamin Dalley
Herman Doerner
Jack Ferguson
Leon Ferguson
Colin French
Eric Johnston
Jack King
Les McKay

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2019.

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