Water polo at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Water polo

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics played at Finchley Lido:

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Italy
Ermenegildo Arena
Emilio Bulgarelli
Pasquale Buonocore
Aldo Ghira
Mario Majoni
Geminio Ognio
Gianfranco Pandolfini
Tullo Pandolfini
Cesare Rubini
Hungary
Jenő Brandi
Oszkár Csuvik
Dezső Fábián
Dezső Gyarmati
Endre Győrfi
Miklós Holop
László Jeney
Dezső Lemhényi
Károly Szittya
István Szívós
Netherlands
Cor Braasem
Hennie Keetelaar
Nijs Korevaar
Joop Rohner
Frits Ruimschotel
Piet Salomons
Frits Smol
Hans Stam
Ruud van Feggelen

Team squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Round One[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 second round, while the third placed team was eliminated.

Group A

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Belgium United States Uruguay
1.  Belgium (BEL) 2 1 1 0 14 5 3 X 4:4 10:1
2.  United States (USA) 2 1 1 0 11 4 3 4:4 X 7:0
3.  Uruguay (URU) 2 0 0 2 1 17 0 1:10 0:7 X

Group B

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Sweden Spain Switzerland
1.  Sweden (SWE) 2 2 0 0 10 2 4 X 4:1 6:1
2.  Spain (ESP) 2 1 0 1 6 5 2 1:4 X 5:1
3.  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 0 2 2 11 0 1:6 1:5 X

Group C

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Netherlands India Chile
1.  Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 26 1 4 X 12:1 14:0
2.  India (IND) 2 1 0 1 8 16 2 1:12 X 7:4
3.  Chile (CHI) 2 0 0 2 4 21 0 0:14 4:7 X

Group D

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Italy Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Australia
1.  Italy (ITA) 2 1 1 0 13 4 3 X 4:4 9:0
2.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 1 1 0 16 7 3 4:4 X 12:3
3.  Australia (AUS) 2 0 0 2 3 21 0 0:9 3:12 X

Group E

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary Egypt United Kingdom
1.  Hungary (HUN) 2 2 0 0 16 4 4 X 5:2 11:2
2.  Egypt (EGY) 2 0 1 1 5 8 1 2:5 X 3:3
3.  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 1 1 5 14 1 2:11 3:3 X

Group F

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts France Argentina Greece
1.  France (FRA) 2 2 0 0 11 2 4 X 4:1 7:1
2.  Argentina (ARG) 2 1 0 1 7 6 2 1:4 X 6:2
3.  Greece (GRE) 2 0 0 2 3 13 0 1:7 2:6 X

Round Two[edit]

In the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three 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 semi-finals, while the third placed team was eliminated.

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

Group G

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Sweden Belgium United States
1.  Sweden (SWE) 2 1 1 0 8 1 3 X 1:1 7:0
2.  Belgium (BEL) 2 0 2 0 5 5 2 1:1 X 4:4
3.  United States (USA) 2 0 1 1 4 11 1 0:7 4:4 X

Group H

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Netherlands Spain India
1.  Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 17 3 4 X 5:2 12:1
2.  Spain (ESP) 2 1 0 1 13 6 2 2:5 X 11:1
3.  India (IND) 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 1:12 1:11 X

Group I

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Italy Hungary Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1.  Italy (ITA) 2 1 1 0 8 7 3 X 4:3 4:4
2.  Hungary (HUN) 2 1 0 1 6 5 2 3:4 X 3:1
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 0 1 1 5 7 1 4:4 1:3 X

Group J

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts France Egypt Argentina
1.  France (FRA) 2 1 1 0 7 4 3 X 3:3 4:1
2.  Egypt (EGY) 2 0 2 0 7 7 2 3:3 X 4:4
3.  Argentina (ARG) 2 0 1 1 5 8 1 1:4 4:4 X

Semi-finals[edit]

As in the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three 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 previous rounds are shown in italics.

Group K

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Netherlands Belgium Sweden Spain
1.  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 1 0 13 8 5 X 3:3 5:3 5:2
2.  Belgium (BEL) 3 1 2 0 8 5 4 3:3 X 1:1 4:1
3.  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 1 1 8 7 3 3:5 1:1 X 4:1
4.  Spain (ESP) 3 0 0 3 4 13 0 2:5 1:4 1:4 X

Group L

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Italy Hungary France Egypt
1.  Italy (ITA) 3 3 0 0 14 6 6 X 4:3 5:2 5:1
2.  Hungary (HUN) 3 2 0 1 13 10 4 3:4 X 5:4 5:2
3.  France (FRA) 3 0 1 2 9 13 1 2:5 4:5 X 3:3
4.  Egypt (EGY) 3 0 1 2 6 13 1 1:5 2:5 3:3 X

Final round[edit]

As in all other rounds 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 Italy Hungary Netherlands Belgium
Gold  Italy (ITA) 3 3 0 0 12 7 6 X 4:3 4:2 4:2
Silver  Hungary (HUN) 3 1 1 1 10 8 3 3:4 X 4:4 3:0
Bronze  Netherlands (NED) 3 0 2 1 9 11 2 2:4 4:4 X 3:3
4.  Belgium (BEL) 3 0 1 2 5 10 1 2:4 0:3 3:3 X

Group for fifth to eighth places - consolation tournament

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Sweden France Egypt Spain
5.  Sweden (SWE) 3 2 1 0 8 4 5 X 1:1 3:2 4:1
6.  France (FRA) 3 1 2 0 6 5 4 1:1 X 3:3 2:1
7.  Egypt (EGY) 3 1 1 1 8 7 3 2:3 3:3 X 3:1
8.  Spain (ESP) 3 0 0 3 3 9 0 1:4 1:2 1:3 X

Participating nations[edit]

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

A total of 155(*) water polo players from 18 nations competed at the London 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  Italy (ITA)
Coach: Pino Valle
reserve players
Luigi Fabiano
Alfredo Toribolo
2  Hungary (HUN)
Jenő Brandi (Vasas Budapest)
Oszkár Csuvik (MTK)
Dezső Fábián (FTC)
Dezső Gyarmati (UTE)
Endre Győrfi (MAFC)
Miklós Holop (MAFC)
László Jeney (Vasas Budapest)
Dezső Lemhényi (UTE)
Károly Szittya (UTE)
István Szívós (MTK)
Pál Pók (Egri Szakszervezeti TK)
3  Netherlands (NED)
Coach: Frans Kuypers
reserve players
Joop Cabout
Theo Smael
4  Belgium (BEL)
Henri De Pauw
Théo-Léo De Smet
Emile D'Hooge
Fernand Isselé
Georges Leenheere
Alphonse Martin
Paul Rigaumont
Willy Simons
5  Sweden (SWE)
Folke Eriksson (Västerås SS)
Knut Gadd (IF Elfsborg)
Erik Holm (SoIK Hellas)
Olle Johansson (IF Elfsborg)
Åke Julin (Stockholms KK)
Rolf Julin (Stockholms KK)
Arne Jutner (SoIK Hellas)
Rune Öberg (SoIK Hellas)
Olle Ohlson (SoIK Hellas)
Roland Spångberg (SoIK Hellas)
6  France (FRA)
Jacques Bermyn
Jacques Berthe
François Debonnet
Roger Dewasch
Marco Diener
Robert Himgi
Robert le Bras
Maurice Lefèbvre
Raymond Massol
Marcel Spilliaert
Jacques Viaene
7  Egypt (EGY)
Taha Youssef el Gamal
Dori Abdel Kader el Sayed
Samir Ahmed Gharbo
Mohamed Haraga
Mohamed Hemmat
Mohamed Khadry
Mohamed Abdel Aziz Khalifa
Ahmed Fouad Nessim
8  Spain (ESP)
Coach: Bandy Zolyomy
Francisco Castillo
Carlos Falt
Carlos Martí Arenas
Agustín Mestres Rivas
Josep Oriol Pujol de Coma
Angel Sabata
Valentín Sabaté Mas
Juan Serra
Federico Salvadores
9-12  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Juraj Amšel
Veljko Bakašun
Marko Brainović
Luka Ciganović
Ivo Đovaneli
Božo Grkinić
Zdravko Kovačić
Ivica Kurtini
Ivo Štakula
Željko Radić
Saša Strmac
9-12  Argentina (ARG)
Osvaldo Codaro
Anival Filiberti
Ruben Maidana
Hugo Prono
Ladislao Szabo
Marcelo Visentín
Carlos Visentín
Luis Díez
Ladislao Fijaldauskas
Mario Sebastián
Francisco Trimboli
9-12  United States (USA)
Kenneth Beck
Bob Bray
Ralph Budelman
Lee Case
Devere Christensen
Harold Dash
Dixon Fiske
Edward Bruce Knox
John Miller
Donald Tierney
Frank Walton
9-12  India (IND)
J. Ahir
S. N. Chatterjee
Ajoy Chatterjee
Suhas Chatterjee
D. Das
J. Dass
Isaac Abraham Mansoor
D. Murarji
Sachindra Nath Nag
G. Seal
13-18  Great Britain (GBR)
Charles William Brand
Roy Garforth
Robert Gentleman
Peter Hardie
Ian Thompson Johnston
Trevor J. Lewis
David Murray
Reginald Potter
John Jones
Robert Mitchell
G. F. Weber
13-18  Switzerland (SUI)
André Grosjean
Edouard Hauser
Georges Hauser
Heinrich Keller
Erwin Klumpp
Tristan Sauer
René Weibel
13-18  Greece (GRE)
Richardos Brousalis
Nikolaos Melanofidis
Alexandros Monastiriotis
Emmanuel Papadopoulos
Ioannis Papastefanou
Dimitrios Provatopoulos
Dimosthenis Stabolis
Dimitrios Zografos
13-18  Uruguay (URU)
Ramón N. Abella Caside
Juan L. Bucetta Pérez
Raúl M. Castro Nilson
Julio César Costemalle
Juan López
Osvaldo Mariño Fernández
Enrique Pereira Kliche
Leonel Gabriel Píriz
13-18  Chile (CHI)
L. Aguirrebeña Gabiola
P. Aguirrebeña Gabiola
Isaac Froimovich Schejter
A. Hurtado Vargas
O. Martínez Jara
J. Salah Jaque
T. Salah Jaque
S. Tornvall
13-18  Australia (AUS)
Arthur Burge
Roger Cornforth
Benjamin Dalley
Herman Doerner
Jack Ferguson
Leon Ferguson
Colin French
Eric Johnston
Jack King
Les McKay

References[edit]

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