Water polo at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The Water Polo Tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics was held from 14 to 25 October 1968, in Mexico City, Mexico.[1]

Water polo
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
VenuesFrancisco Márquez Olympic Pool
Date14–26 October 1968
Competitors162 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Hungary
← 1964
1972 →

TeamsEdit

While Australia had been accepted as one of the 16 teams, the Australian Olympic Committee, considering it a waste of money to send a team, did not endorse them. The players responded by paying their own way to travel to Mexico City, but after the AOC informed the organisers, the team were barred from competing.[2]

SquadsEdit

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
  • 14 October 1968
United States   10 – 5   Brazil
Soviet Union   11 – 4   Cuba
West Germany   5 – 3   Spain
  • 15 October 1968
Cuba   9 – 2   Brazil
  • 16 October 1968
Hungary   6 – 4   West Germany
United States   10 – 7   Spain
  • 17 October 1968
Soviet Union   6 – 3   West Germany
Cuba   6 – 6   United States
Hungary   7 – 1   Spain
  • 19 October 1968
Soviet Union   5 – 0   Spain
Hungary   5 – 1   United States
West Germany   10 – 5   Brazil
  • 20 October 1968
Cuba   7 – 6   West Germany
Spain   6 – 6   Brazil
Hungary   6 – 5   Soviet Union
  • 21 October 1968
Cuba   4 – 3   Spain
Soviet Union   8 – 3   United States
Hungary   8 – 2   Brazil
  • 22 October 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
  • 14 October 1968
Netherlands   9 – 5   Greece
Yugoslavia   13 – 2   Egypt
Italy   9 – 2   Japan
Mexico   4 – 12   East Germany
  • 15 October 1968
Japan   8 – 7   Greece
Italy   10 – 1   Egypt
East Germany   4 – 4   Yugoslavia
  • 16 October 1968
Mexico   1 – 8   Netherlands
Greece   7 – 6   Egypt
Italy   5 – 4   East Germany
  • 17 October 1968
Mexico   0 – 9   Yugoslavia
Netherlands   9 – 1   Japan
  • 19 October 1968
East Germany   11 – 4   Greece
Japan   7 – 4   Egypt
Mexico   5 – 10   Italy
Yugoslavia   7 – 4   Netherlands
  • 20 October 1968
Italy   5 – 4   Yugoslavia
East Germany   8 – 0   Japan
Mexico   11 – 8   Greece
Netherlands   6 – 3   Egypt
  • 21 October 1968
Mexico   3 – 6   Japan
Yugoslavia   11 – 1   Greece
Netherlands   3 – 3   Italy
East Germany   19 – 2   Egypt
  • 22 October 1968
Mexico   3 – 3   Egypt
Italy   6 – 2   Greece
East Germany   8 – 3   Netherlands
Yugoslavia   17 – 2   Japan

Classification roundEdit

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

Final roundEdit

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

Final rankingEdit

MedallistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Yugoslavia
Ozren Bonačić
Dejan Dabović
Zdravko Hebel
Zoran Janković
Ronald Lopatni
Uroš Marović
Đorđe Perišić
Miroslav Poljak
Mirko Sandić
Karlo Stipanić
Ivo Trumbić

Head Coach: Aleksandar Seifert
  Soviet Union
Vadim Gulyaev
Givi Chikvanaya
Boris Grishin
Aleksandr Dolgushin
Aleksei Barkalov
Yuri Grigorovsky
Vladimir Semyonov
Aleksandr Shidlovsky
Vyacheslav Skok
Leonid Osipov
Oleg Bovin

Head Coach:
  Hungary
András Bodnár
Zoltán Dömötör
László Felkai
Ferenc Konrád
János Konrád
Mihály Mayer
László Sárosi
János Steinmetz
Endre Molnár
Dénes Pócsik
István Szívós, Jr.

Head Coach: Kálmán Markovits

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Water Polo at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book To The Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 425. ISBN 0140066322.

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