Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich.[1][2]

Water polo
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenuesDantebad
Olympia Schwimmhalle (final)
Date27 August – 4 September 1972
Competitors176 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Hungary
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  United States
← 1968
1976 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Soviet Union[1]

Anatoli Akimov
Aleksei Barkalov
Vadim Gulyaev
Aleksandr Dolgushin
Aleksandr Dreval
Vladimir Shmudski
Aleksandr Kabanov
Leonid Osipov
Viacheslav Sobtschenko
Nikolai Melnikov

Aleksandr Schidlovski
  Hungary

András Bodnár
Tibor Cservenyák
István Görgényi
Tamás Faragó
Zoltán Kásás
Ferenc Konrád
István Magas
Dénes Pócsik
László Sárosi
Endre Molnár

István Szívós, Jr.
  United States

Peter Asch
Steven Barnett
Bruce Bradley
Stanley Cole
James Ferguson
Eric Lindroth
John Parker
Gary Sheerer
James Slatton
Russell Webb

Barry Weitzenberg

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Nation  Pld W D L GF GA
  United States 5 5 0 0 31 18
  Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 35 24
  Cuba 5 3 0 2 28 23
  Romania 5 2 0 3 38 26
  Mexico 5 1 0 4 25 30
  Canada 5 0 0 5 14 50
27 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Yugoslavia   12-4   Canada 3-1 4-1 3-1 2-1
Mexico   4-6   Cuba 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-2
Romania   3-4   United States 0-1 1-2 1-0 1-1
28 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
United States   7-6   Cuba 1-1 1-0 2-1 3-4
Mexico   7-3   Canada 2-1 0-1 1-0 4-1
Romania   7-8   Yugoslavia 3-2 2-1 2-2 0-3
29 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
United States   8-1   Canada 2-0 3-0 1-0 2-1
Mexico   3-5   Yugoslavia 0-1 1-1 1-3 1-0
Romania   3-4   Cuba 0-2 2-1 0-1 1-0
30 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Yugoslavia   7-5   Cuba 0-2 3-1 2-1 2-1
Romania   16-4   Canada 1-1 6-1 5-1 4-1
Mexico   5-7   United States 1-1 1-4 1-1 2-1
31 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Cuba   7-2   Canada 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-0
Yugoslavia   3-5   United States 0-1 1-1 1-2 1-1
Romania   9-6   Mexico 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-3

Pool BEdit

Nation  Pld W D L GF GA
  Hungary 4 3 1 0 22 6
  West Germany 4 2 2 0 21 13
  Netherlands 4 2 1 1 14 11
  Australia 4 0 1 3 14 27
  Greece 4 0 1 3 13 27
27 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Hungary   3-0   Netherlands 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0
Greece   7-7   Australia 3-3 2-1 1-2 1-1
28 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Australia   2-4   Netherlands 1-0 0-0 0-1 1-3
West Germany   3-3   Hungary 1-0 0-1 0-2 2-0
29 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
West Germany   4-4   Netherlands 2-1 1-0 0-1 1-2
Greece   1-6   Hungary 0-3 0-0 0-2 1-1
30 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Australia   2-10   Hungary 0-3 1-2 0-3 1-2
West Germany   8-3   Greece 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-0
31 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
West Germany   6-3   Australia 1-1 2-0 1-0 2-2
Greece   2-6   Netherlands 1-0 0-2 1-3 0-1

Pool CEdit

Nation  Pld W D L GF GA
  Soviet Union 4 4 0 0 30 9
  Italy 4 3 0 1 25 16
  Spain 4 2 0 2 19 20
  Bulgaria 4 1 0 3 18 25
  Japan 4 0 0 4 14 36
28 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Spain   6-4   Japan 2-1 1-2 1-1 2-0
Italy   1-4   Soviet Union 1-0 0-2 0-2 0-0
28 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Soviet Union   11-1   Japan 1-0 4-1 3-0 3-0
Italy   8-5   Bulgaria 3-1 3-2 2-1 0-1
29 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Soviet Union   7-2   Bulgaria 2-0 2-1 2-0 1-1
Italy   6-2   Spain 1-0 0-1 2-1 3-0
30 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Bulgaria   7-4   Japan 3-1 0-1 2-1 2-1
Spain   5-8   Soviet Union 0-1 1-2 2-2 2-3
31 August 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Italy   12-5   Japan 4-1 3-0 1-1 4-3
Spain   6-4   Bulgaria 0-0 2-1 2-1 2-2

Final roundEdit

Group II (Classification 7th – 12th)Edit

Pos. Nation Pld W D L GF GA
7   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 29 25
8   Romania 5 4 1 0 25 18
9   Cuba 5 2 1 2 23 24
10   Spain 5 2 0 3 24 20
11   Bulgaria 5 0 2 3 15 17
12   Australia 5 0 1 4 18 27
1 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Romania   7-4   Spain 1-2 2-0 0-0 4-2
Netherlands   5-2   Bulgaria 1-0 0-1 2-1 2-0
Cuba   6-5   Australia 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1
2 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Romania   4-3   Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-0 0-1
Australia   4-8   Spain 0-1 2-1 1-3 1-3
Cuba   6-8   Netherlands 2-1 2-5 0-2 2-0
3 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Australia   4-4   Bulgaria 2-2 1-0 1-1 0-1
Romania   5-5   Netherlands 2-2 1-2 0-1 2-0
Cuba   4-3   Spain 2-1 1-2 0-0 1-0
4 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Cuba   4-4   Bulgaria 0-0 2-3 1-0 1-1
Romania   5-3   Australia 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1
Netherlands   7-5   Spain 0-1 3-0 2-2 2-2
Results taken from Preliminary Round
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Romania   4-3   Cuba ?-? ?-? ?-? ?-?
Netherlands   4-2   Australia ?-? ?-? ?-? ?-?
Spain   4-2   Bulgaria ?-? ?-? ?-? ?-?

Group I (Classification Gold – 6th)Edit

Pos. Nation Pld W D L GF GA
1   Soviet Union 5 3 2 0 22 16
2   Hungary 5 3 2 0 23 18
3   United States 5 2 1 2 24 23
4   West Germany 5 0 3 2 13 18
5   Yugoslavia 5 1 1 3 20 24
6   Italy 5 0 2 3 21 26
1 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Hungary   8-7   Italy 1-0 2-1 3-4 2-2
United States   4-4   West Germany 3-1 1-1 0-0 0-2
Yugoslavia   4-5   Soviet Union 1-2 0-2 2-0 1-1
2 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Yugoslavia   6-6   Italy 2-2 2-1 1-1 1-2
West Germany   2-4   Soviet Union 1:1 1:3 0:0 0:0
United States   3-5   Hungary 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-1
3 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
West Germany   2-2   Italy 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0
Yugoslavia   2-4   Hungary 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-1
United States   6-6   Soviet Union 0-1 3-1 2-2 1-2
4 September 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Yugoslavia   5-4   West Germany 3-0 0-1 1-1 1-2
United States   6-5   Italy 2-1 1-1 2-1 1-2
Hungary   3-3   Soviet Union 2-1 1-1 0-1 0-0
Results taken from Preliminary Round
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
United States   5-3   Yugoslavia ?-? ?-? ?-? ?-?
Soviet Union   4-1   Italy ?-? ?-? ?-? ?-?
West Germany   3-3   Hungary 0-1 1-0 0-2 2-0

Final rankingEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Name Goals
1   Carlos Sanchez 18
2   Bruce Bradley 17
3   Mart Bras 16
  Juan Janac
5   Eraldo Pizzo 12
  Gheorghe Zamfirescu
  Les Nunn
8   Aleksandr Dreval 11
  Ingulf Nossek
  Gianni De Magistris
  Toma Tomov
  Armando Fernandez
13   Anatoly Akimov 10
  Oleksiy Barkalov
  Viorel Rus

See alsoEdit

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 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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