Water polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Men's water polo
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Dates July 15 (quarterfinal)
July 20 (semifinal)
July 22 (final)
Competitors 28 from 4 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested.

Medal table[edit]

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
2 Belgium 0 1 0 1
3 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Netherlands 0 0 0 0

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament Great Britain Belgium Sweden

Team rosters[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Results[edit]

Matches[edit]

First round[edit]

There was only one first round match scheduled. Great Britain, Sweden, and Austria (the last of which had withdrawn) were scheduled to have byes, while Belgium played the Netherlands.

Belgium 8 - 1 Netherlands
Feyaerts 6, Donners,
Pletinckx
(3 - 1) K. Meijer

Semifinals[edit]

Austria withdrew before the tournament started, leaving Great Britain with a second bye.

Belgium 8 - 4 Sweden
Grégoire 3, Meyboom 2,
Pletinckx 2, Feyaerts
(4 - 2) Hanson 3, Andersson

Final[edit]

Great Britain's first match was against Belgium, who had already won two games in the tournament.

Belgium 2 - 9 Great Britain
Feyaerts, Grégoire (2 - 5) Wilkinson 4, Forsyth 3,
Radmilovic 2

Standings[edit]

Place Team Wins Losses Goals Against
1 Great Britain 1 0 9 2
2 Belgium 2 1 18 14
3 Sweden 0 1 4 8
4 Netherlands 0 1 1 8

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

11 players scored during the three games of the tournament, including 5 of Belgium's poloists. The Belgian captain's 8 goals led the field, and he also gained the distinctions of having scored in each of the three games as well as the single-game high goal count at 6.

Place Name Nation Goals
1 Fernand Feyaerts Belgium 8
2 Oscar Grégoire Belgium 4
George Wilkinson Great Britain 4
4 Charles Forsyth Great Britain 3
Pontus Hanson Sweden 3
Joseph Pletinckx Belgium 3
7 Herman Meyboom Belgium 2
Paul Radmilovic Great Britain 2
9 Robert Andersson Sweden 1
Herman Donners Belgium 1
Karel Meijer Netherlands 1