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Water polo at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The Water Polo Tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics was held from October 14 to October 25, 1968, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Water polo
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenuesFrancisco Márquez Olympic Pool
Date14–26 October 1968
Competitors162 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Hungary
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TeamsEdit


Australia had been accepted as one of the teams, but the Australian Olympic Committee considered it a waste of money to send a team, and did not endorse them. The players paid their own way to go to Mexico City, but were not allowed to compete.[1]

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 12 6 6 0 0 39 14 +25
2.   Soviet Union 10 6 5 0 1 43 18 +25
3.   United States 7 6 3 1 2 37 36 +1
4.   Cuba 7 6 3 1 2 31 35 –4
5.   West Germany 4 6 2 0 4 33 34 –1
6.   Spain 1 6 0 1 5 20 37 –17
7.   Brazil 1 6 0 1 5 22 51 –29
  • October 14, 1968
United States   10 – 5   Brazil
Soviet Union   11 – 4   Cuba
West Germany   5 – 3   Spain
  • October 15, 1968
Cuba   9 – 2   Brazil
  • October 16, 1968
Hungary   6 – 4   West Germany
United States   10 – 7   Spain
  • October 17, 1968
Soviet Union   6 – 3   West Germany
Cuba   6 – 6   United States
Hungary   7 – 1   Spain
  • October 19, 1968
Soviet Union   5 – 0   Spain
Hungary   5 – 1   United States
West Germany   10 – 5   Brazil
  • October 20, 1968
Cuba   7 – 6   West Germany
Spain   6 – 6   Brazil
Hungary   6 – 5   Soviet Union
  • October 21, 1968
Cuba   4 – 3   Spain
Soviet Union   8 – 3   United States
Hungary   8 – 2   Brazil
  • October 22, 1968
Soviet Union   8 – 2   Brazil
United States   7 – 5   West Germany
Hungary   7 – 1   Cuba

Group BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Italy 13 7 6 1 0 48 21 +27
2.   Yugoslavia 11 7 5 1 1 65 18 +47
3.   East Germany 11 7 5 1 1 66 22 +44
4.   Netherlands 9 7 4 1 2 42 28 +14
5.   Japan 6 7 3 0 4 26 57 –31
6.   Mexico 3 7 1 1 5 27 56 –29
7.   Greece 2 7 1 0 6 34 62 –28
8.   Egypt 1 7 0 1 6 21 65 –44
  • October 14, 1968
Netherlands   9 – 5   Greece
Yugoslavia   13 – 2   Egypt
Italy   9 – 2   Japan
Mexico   4 – 12   East Germany
  • October 15, 1968
Japan   8 – 7   Greece
Italy   10 – 1   Egypt
East Germany   4 – 4   Yugoslavia
  • October 16, 1968
Mexico   1 – 8   Netherlands
Greece   7 – 6   Egypt
Italy   5 – 4   East Germany
  • October 17, 1968
Mexico   0 – 9   Yugoslavia
Netherlands   9 – 1   Japan
  • October 19, 1968
East Germany   11 – 4   Greece
Japan   7 – 4   Egypt
Mexico   5 – 10   Italy
Yugoslavia   7 – 4   Netherlands
  • October 20, 1968
Italy   5 – 4   Yugoslavia
East Germany   8 – 0   Japan
Mexico   11 – 8   Greece
Netherlands   6 – 3   Egypt
  • October 21, 1968
Mexico   3 – 6   Japan
Yugoslavia   11 – 1   Greece
Netherlands   3 – 3   Italy
East Germany   19 – 2   Egypt
  • October 22, 1968
Mexico   3 – 3   Egypt
Italy   6 – 2   Greece
East Germany   8 – 3   Netherlands
Yugoslavia   17 – 2   Japan

Classification roundEdit

  • October 24, 1968 — 13th/15th place
Brazil   5 – 3   Egypt
  • October 24, 1968 — 9th/12th place
Mexico   3 – 6   West Germany
Spain   5 – 0   Japan
  • October 24, 1968 — 5th/8th place
East Germany   8 – 2   Cuba
United States   6 – 3   Netherlands
  • October 24, 1968 — Semi Finals
Yugoslavia   8 – 6   Hungary
Soviet Union   8 – 5   Italy

Final roundEdit

  • October 25, 1968 — 13th place
Brazil   5 – 2   Greece
  • October 25, 1968 — 11th place
Mexico   5 – 4   Japan
  • October 25, 1968 — 9th place
Spain   7 – 5   West Germany
  • October 25, 1968 — 7th place
Netherlands   8 – 5   Cuba
  • October 25, 1968 — 5th place
United States   6 – 4   East Germany
  • October 25, 1968 — Bronze Medal Match
Hungary   9 – 4   Italy
  • October 25, 1968 — Gold Medal Match
Yugoslavia   13 – 11 [aet]   Soviet Union

Ranking of the scorerEdit

Final rankingEdit

MedallistsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 425. ISBN 0140066322.