Water polo at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Water polo

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics:

Medal summary[edit]

The Dutch water polo team
Gold Silver Bronze
Hungary
Mihály Bozsi
Jenő Brandi
György Bródy
Olivér Halassy
Kálmán Hazai
Márton Homonnai
György Kutasi
István Molnár
János Németh
Miklós Sárkány
Sándor Tarics
Germany
Bernhard Baier
Fritz Gunst
Josef Hauser
Alfred Kienzle
Paul Klingenburg
Heinrich Krug
Hans Schneider
Hans Schulze
Gustav Schürger
Helmuth Schwenn
Fritz Stolze
Belgium
Gérard Blitz
Albert Castelyns
Pierre Coppieters
Joseph De Combe
Henri De Pauw
Henri Disy
Fernand Isselé
Edmond Michiels
Henri Stoelen

Results[edit]

Elimination Rounds[edit]

In the first round each team in a group played each other team in the same group. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided. The first two teams of each group were qualified for the semi-finals, while the third and fourth placed team was eliminated.

Group 1

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Belgium Netherlands United States Uruguay
1.  Belgium (BEL) 3 2 1 0 6 4 5 X 1:1 4:3 1:0
2.  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 2 0 5 4 4 1:1 X 3:2 1:1
3.  United States (USA) 3 1 0 2 7 8 2 3:4 2:3 X 2:1
4.  Uruguay (URU) 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0:1 1:1 1:2 X

Group 2

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary United Kingdom Kingdom of Yugoslavia Malta
1.  Hungary (HUN) 3 3 0 0 26 2 6 X 10:1 4:1 12:0
2.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 2 0 1 13 15 4 1:10 X 4:3 8:2
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 1 0 2 11 8 2 1:4 3:4 X 7:0
4.  Malta (MLT) 3 0 0 3 2 27 0 0:12 2:8 0:7 X

Group 3

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Germany France Czechoslovakia Japan
1.  Germany (GER) 3 3 0 0 27 3 6 X 8:1 6:1 13:1
2.  France (FRA) 3 2 0 1 12 10 4 1:8 X 3:2 8:0
3.  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 0 2 7 12 2 1:6 2:3 X 4:3
4.  Japan (JPN) 3 0 0 3 4 25 0 1:13 0:8 3:4 X

Group 4

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Austria Sweden Switzerland Iceland
1.  Austria (AUT) 3 3 0 0 17 1 6 X 2:1 9:0 6:0
2.  Sweden (SWE) 3 2 0 1 18 2 4 1:2 X 6:0 11:0
3.  Switzerland (SUI) 3 1 0 2 7 16 2 0:9 0:6 X 7:1
4.  Iceland (ISL) 3 0 0 3 1 24 0 0:6 0:11 1:7 X

Semi-finals[edit]

As in the elimination round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in the previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only four matches had to be played. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided. The first two teams of each group were qualified for the final round, while the third and fourth placed team were eliminated and took part in a consolation tournament.

The results which are carried forward from the first round are shown in italics.

Group 1

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary Belgium Netherlands United Kingdom
1.  Hungary (HUN) 3 3 0 0 21 1 6 X 3:0 8:0 10:1
2.  Belgium (BEL) 3 1 1 1 4 5 3 0:3 X 1:1 6:1
3.  Netherlands (NED) 3 0 2 1 5 13 2 0:8 1:1 X 4:4
4.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 1 2 6 20 1 1:10 1:6 4:4 X

Group 2

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Germany France Austria Sweden
1.  Germany (GER) 3 3 0 0 15 3 6 X 8:1 3:1 4:1
2.  France (FRA) 3 2 0 1 7 1 4 1:8 X 4:2 2:1
3.  Austria (AUT) 3 1 0 2 5 8 2 1:3 2:4 X 2:1
4.  Sweden (SWE) 3 0 0 3 3 8 0 1:4 1:2 1:2 X

Final round[edit]

As in the rounds before each team in the final played each other team unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to the final. So in the final only four matches had to be played. The placings were determined on points. If the points were equal, then the better goal average decided.

The results which are carried forward from the previous rounds are shown in italics.

Final Group

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary Germany Belgium France
Gold  Hungary (HUN) 3 2 1 0 10 2 5 X 2:2 3:0 5:0
Silver  Germany (GER) 3 2 1 0 14 4 5 2:2 X 4:1 8:1
Bronze  Belgium (BEL) 3 1 0 2 4 8 2 0:3 1:4 X 3:1
4.  France (FRA) 3 0 0 3 2 16 0 0:5 1:8 1:3 X

Hungary won the Olympic Championship because their goal average was better (10/2 = 5) than Germany's (14/4 = 3.5).

Group for fifth to eighth places - consolation tournament

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Netherlands Austria Sweden United Kingdom
5.  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 1 0 13 11 5 X 5:4 4:3 4:4
6.  Austria (AUT) 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 4:5 X 2:1 3:3
7.  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 2 8 8 2 3:4 1:2 X 4:2
8.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 2 1 9 11 2 4:4 3:3 2:4 X

Participating nations[edit]

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 11 players and they all were eligible for participation. All teams entered 11 players.

A total of 142(*) water polo players from 16 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least.

Not all reserve players are known.

Summary[edit]

Place Nation
1  Hungary (HUN)
Mihály Bozsi (UTE)
Jenő Brandi (MTK)
György Bródy (III. ker TVE)
Olivér Halassy (UTE)
Kálmán Hazai (MTK)
Márton Homonnai (MTK)
György Kutasi (UTE)
István Molnár (FTC)
János Németh (UTE)
Miklós Sárkány (III. ker TVE)
Sándor Tarics (MAC)
2  Germany (GER)
Bernhard Baier
Fritz Gunst
Josef Hauser
Alfred Kienzle
Paul Klingenburg
Heinrich Krug
Hans Schneider
Hans Schulze
Gustav Schürger
Helmuth Schwenn
Fritz Stolze
3  Belgium (BEL)
Gérard Blitz
Albert Castelyns
Pierre Coppieters
Joseph De Combe
Henri De Pauw
Henri Disy
Fernand Isselé
Edmond Michiels
Henri Stoelen
4  France (FRA)
André Busch (CNL)
Georges Delporte (EN Tourcoing)
René Joder (CN Paris)
Paul Lambert (EN Tourcoing)
Maurice Lefèbvre (EN Tourcoing)
Henri Padou (EN Tourcoing)
Roger van de Casteele (EN Tourcoing)
5  Netherlands (NED)
Ru den Hamer
Lex Franken
Hans Maier
Gé Regter
Kees van Aelst
Jan van Heteren
Soesoe van Oostrom Soede
Joop van Woerkom
Herman Veenstra
6  Austria (AUT)
Erwin Blasl
Wilhelm Hawlik
Anton Kunz
Alfred Lergetporer
Otto Müller
Sebastian Ploner
Peter Riedl
Franz Schönfels
Karl Seitz
Karl Steinbach
Franz Wenninger
7  Sweden (SWE)
Göte Andersson (Stockholms KK)
Bertil Berg (SoIK Hellas)
Erik Holm (SoIK Hellas)
Tore Lindzén (Stockholms KK)
Tore Ljungqvist (SK Neptun)
Åke Nauman (Stockholms KK)
Gösta Persson (SK Neptun)
Sven-Pelle Pettersson (SK Neptun)
Runar Sandström (SK Neptun)
Georg Svensson (SoIK Hellas)
8  Great Britain (GBR)
Leslie Ablett
Ernest Blake
David Grogan
William Martin
David McGregor
Frederick Milton
Robert Mitchell
Alfred North
Leslie Palmer
Reginald Sutton
Edward Temme
9-16  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Filip Bonačić
Luka Ciganović
Vinko Cvjetković
Miro Mihovilović
Ante Roje
Mirko Tarana
Bogdan Tošović
Dejan Dabović
Ivo Đovaneli
Vojko Pavičić
Ivo Štakula
9-16  United States (USA)
Coach: Clyde Swendsen (Hollywood Athletic Club)
Kenneth Beck
Philip Daubenspeck
Charles Finn
Dixon Fiske
Fred Lauer (Illinois Athletic Club)
Charles McCallister (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Wally O'Connor
Raymond Ruddy (New York Athletic Club)
Herbert Wildman
Frank C. Graham (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
William E. Kelly
9-16  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Lešek Boubelá
Josef Bušek
Kurt Epstein
Konstantin Koutek
Josef Medřický
Michal Schmuck
Hugo Vondřejc
9-16  Switzerland (SUI)
Ferdinand Denzler
Jean Gysel
Werner Kopp
Heinz Meier
Robert Mermoud
Benjamin Vessaz
Robert Wyss
Roger Zirilli
9-16  Uruguay (URU)
Alberto Batignani Trucco
José Gabino Castro Porca
Julio César Costemalle
Francisco Figueroa Serantes
Hugo García
Maximino García Rodríguez
Enrique Pereira Kliche
9-16  Japan (JPN)
Jihei Furusho
Torajiro Kataoka
Shigetaka Katsuhisa
Yasutaro Sakagami
Zenjiro Takahashi
Kosei Tano
Koichi Wada
Takimi Wakayama
9-16  Iceland (ISL)
Jón Ingi Gumundsson
Þórður Gumundsson
Jonás O. Halldórsson
Þorsteinn Hjálmarsson
Jón D. Jónsson
Stefán Jónsson
Magnús B. Pálsson
Úlfar Þórðarson
9-16  Malta (MLT)
Joseph Chetcuti Bonacia
Joseph Demicoli
Jack Frendo Azzopardi
Anthony J. Lanzon
Arthur Podestà
Wilfred Podestà
Filippo Schembri Fortune
Sydney Scott
Frank Wismayer