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Water polo at the 1972 Summer Olympics

Final results for the water polo competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich.

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

Contents

MedalistsEdit

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
August 27 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
August 28 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
August 29 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
August 30 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
August 31 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
August 27 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
August 28 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
August 29 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
August 30 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
August 31 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
August 28 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
August 28 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
August 29 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
August 30 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
August 31 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
September 1 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
September 2 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
September 3 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
September 4 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 2 2 20 24
6   Italy 5 0 2 3 21 26
September 1 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
September 2 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
September 3 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
September 4 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

Classement des ButeursEdit

Final rankingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit