Water polo at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The water polo tournament at the 1976 Summer Olympics was held from 18 to 27 July 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1][2]

Water polo
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
VenuesClaude-Robillard Sports Complex
Olympic Pool (final)
Date18–27 July 1976
Competitors131 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Italy
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
← 1972
1980 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  Hungary[1]
Gábor Csapó
Tibor Cservenyák
Tamás Faragó
György Gerendás
György Horkai
György Kenéz
Ferenc Konrád
Endre Molnár
László Sárosi
Attila Sudár
István Szívós, Jr.
  Italy
Umberto Panerai
Roldano Simeoni
Riccardo De Magistris
Alessandro Ghibellini
Sante Marsili
Vincenzo D'Angelo
Marcello Del Duca
Gianni De Magistris
Alberto Alberani
Silvio Baracchini
Luigi Castagnola
  Netherlands
Alex Boegschoten
Ton Buunk
Piet de Zwarte
Andy Hoepelman
Evert Kroon
Nico Landeweerd
Hans Smits
Gijze Stroboer
Rik Toonen
Hans van Zeeland
Jan Evert Veer

Participating teamsEdit

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Italy 5 3 2 1 0 26 13 +13
2.   Yugoslavia 4 3 1 2 0 25 10 +15
3.   Cuba 3 3 1 1 1 22 15 +7
4.   Iran 0 3 0 0 3 4 39 –35
  • 18 July 1976
Yugoslavia   4 – 4   Cuba
Italy   12 – 1   Iran
  • 19 July 1976
Yugoslavia   15 – 0   Iran
Italy   8 – 6   Cuba
  • 20 July 1976
Yugoslavia   6 – 6   Italy
Cuba   12 – 3   Iran

Group BEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Netherlands 6 3 3 0 0 14 10 +4
2.   Romania 3 3 1 1 1 18 14 +4
3.   Soviet Union 3 3 1 1 1 14 12 +2
4.   Mexico 0 3 0 0 3 10 20 –10
  • 18 July 1976
Netherlands   5 – 3   Mexico
Romania   5 – 5   Soviet Union
  • 19 July 1976
Netherlands   3 – 2   Soviet Union
Romania   8 – 3   Mexico
  • 20 July 1976
Netherlands   6 – 5   Romania
Soviet Union   7 – 4   Mexico

Group CEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 6 3 3 0 0 15 8 +2
2.   West Germany 4 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2
3.   Canada 2 3 1 0 2 8 14 –6
4.   Australia 0 3 0 0 3 14 17 –3
  • 18 July 1976
Hungary   7 – 6   Australia
Canada   0 – 5   West Germany
  • 19 July 1976
West Germany   4 – 3   Australia
Canada   2 – 4   Hungary
  • 20 July 1976
Hungary   4 – 0   West Germany
Canada   6 – 5   Australia

Classification roundEdit

Group DEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
7.   Cuba 9 5 4 1 0 34 14 +20
8.   Soviet Union 7 5 3 1 1 33 16 +17
9.   Canada 6 5 2 2 1 27 21 +6
10.   Mexico 5 5 1 3 1 26 19 +5
11.   Australia 3 5 1 1 3 20 25 –5
12.   Iran 0 5 0 0 5 8 53 –45
  • 22 July 1976
Cuba   5 – 0 1   Soviet Union
Canada   4 – 3   Australia
Mexico   11 – 3   Iran
  • 23 July 1976
Soviet Union   4 – 3   Mexico
Canada   5 – 7   Cuba
Australia   8 – 2   Iran
  • 24 July 1976
Cuba   4 – 4   Mexico
Soviet Union   7 – 2   Australia
Canada   8 – 1   Iran
  • 26 July 1976
Cuba   10 – 2   Iran
Canada   6 – 6   Soviet Union
Australia   4 – 4   Mexico
  • 27 July 1976
Cuba   8 – 3   Australia
Soviet Union   16 – 0   Iran
Canada   4 – 4   Mexico

1 The Soviet Union forfeited the match due to player illness.

Group EEdit

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.   Hungary 9 5 4 1 0 30 24 +6
2.   Italy 6 5 2 2 1 21 20 +1
3.   Netherlands 6 5 2 2 1 18 17 +1
4.   Romania 5 5 1 3 1 26 25 +1
5.   Yugoslavia 3 5 0 3 2 21 24 –3
6.   West Germany 1 5 0 1 4 15 21 –6
  • 22 July 1976
Hungary   6 – 5   Italy
Netherlands   3 – 2   West Germany
Romania   5 – 5   Yugoslavia
  • 23 July 1976
Hungary   5 – 3   West Germany
Italy   5 – 4   Yugoslavia
Netherlands   4 – 4   Romania
  • 24 July 1976
Hungary   5 – 3   Netherlands
Italy   4 – 4   Romania
Yugoslavia   4 – 4   West Germany
  • 26 July 1976
Hungary   9 – 8   Romania
Italy   4 – 3   West Germany
Netherlands   5 – 3   Yugoslavia
  • 27 July 1976
Hungary   5 – 5   Yugoslavia
Italy   3 – 3   Netherlands
Romania   5 – 3   West Germany

Final rankingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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