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Water polo at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics played at Finchley Lido:

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

Medal summaryEdit

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 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
Emile 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)
Jacques Bermyn
Jacques Berthe
François Debonnet
Roger Dewasch
Marco Diener
Robert Himgi
Robert le Bras
Maurice Lefèbvre
Raymond Massol
Marcel Spilliaert
Jacques Viaene
7   Egypt (EGY)
Taha Youssef el Gamal
Dori Abdel Kader el Sayed
Samir Ahmed Gharbo
Mohamed Haraga
Mohamed Hemmat
Mohamed Khadry
Mohamed Abdel Aziz Khalifa
Ahmed Fouad Nessim
8   Spain (ESP)
Coach: Bandy Zolyomy
Francisco Castillo
Carlos Falt
Carlos Martí Arenas
Agustín Mestres Rivas
Josep Oriol Pujol de Coma
Angel Sabata
Valentín Sabaté Mas
Juan Serra
Federico Salvadores
9-12   Yugoslavia (YUG)
Juraj Amšel
Veljko Bakašun
Marko Brainović
Luka Ciganović
Ivo Đovaneli
Božo Grkinić
Zdravko Kovačić
Ivica Kurtini
Ivo Štakula
Željko Radić
Saša Strmac
9-12   Argentina (ARG)
Osvaldo Codaro
Anibál Filiberti
Rubén Maidana
Hugo Prono
Ladislao Szabo
Marcelo Visentín
Carlos Visentín
Luis Díez
Ladislao Fijaldauskas
Mario Sebastián
Francisco Trimboli
9-12   United States (USA)
Kenneth Beck
Bob Bray
Ralph Budelman
Lee Case
Devere Christensen
Harold Dash
Dixon Fiske
Edward Bruce Knox
John Miller
Donald Tierney
Frank Walton
9-12   India (IND)
J. Ahir
S. N. Chatterjee
Ajoy Chatterjee
Suhas Chatterjee
D. Das
J. Dass
Isaac Abraham Mansoor
D. Murarji
Sachindra Nath Nag
G. Seal
13-18   Great Britain (GBR)
Charles William Brand
Roy Garforth
Robert Gentleman
Peter Hardie
Ian Thompson Johnston
Trevor J. Lewis
David Murray
Reginald Potter
John Jones
Robert Mitchell
G. F. Weber
13-18   Switzerland (SUI)
André Grosjean
Edouard Hauser
Georges Hauser
Heinrich Keller
Erwin Klumpp
Tristan Sauer
René Weibel
13-18   Greece (GRE)
Richardos Brousalis
Nikolaos Melanofidis
Alexandros Monastiriotis
Emmanuel Papadopoulos
Ioannis Papastefanou
Dimitrios Provatopoulos
Dimosthenis Stabolis
Dimitrios Zografos
13-18   Uruguay (URU)
Ramón Abella
Juan L. Bucetta Pérez
Raúl M. Castro Nilson
Julio César Costemalle
Juan López
Osvaldo Mariño Fernández
Enrique Pereira Kliche
Leonel Gabriel Píriz
13-18   Chile (CHI)
Luis Aguirrebeña
Pedro Aguirrebeña
Isaac Froimovich Schejter
A. Hurtado Vargas
O. Martínez Jara
J. Salah Jaque
T. Salah Jaque
S. Tornvall
13-18   Australia (AUS)
Arthur Burge
Roger Cornforth
Benjamin Dalley
Herman Doerner
Jack Ferguson
Leon Ferguson
Colin French
Eric Johnston
Jack King
Les McKay

ReferencesEdit