Water polo at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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The Water Polo Tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics was held from October 14 to October 25, 1968 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Teams[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Hungary 12 6 6 0 0 39 14 +25
2.  Soviet Union 10 6 5 0 1 43 18 +25
3.  United States 7 6 3 1 2 37 36 +1
4.  Cuba 7 6 3 1 2 31 35 –4
5.  West Germany 4 6 2 0 4 33 34 –1
6.  Spain 1 6 0 1 5 20 37 –17
7.  Brazil 1 6 0 1 5 22 51 –29
  • October 14, 1968
United States  10 – 5  Brazil
Soviet Union  11 – 4  Cuba
West Germany  5 – 3  Spain
  • October 15, 1968
Cuba  9 – 2  Brazil
  • October 16, 1968
Hungary  6 – 4  West Germany
United States  10 – 7  Spain
  • October 17, 1968
Soviet Union  6 – 3  West Germany
Cuba  6 – 6  United States
Hungary  7 – 1  Spain
  • October 19, 1968
Soviet Union  5 – 0  Spain
Hungary  5 – 1  United States
West Germany  10 – 5  Brazil
  • October 20, 1968
Cuba  7 – 6  West Germany
Spain  6 – 6  Brazil
Hungary  6 – 5  Soviet Union
  • October 21, 1968
Cuba  4 – 3  Spain
Soviet Union  8 – 3  United States
Hungary  8 – 2  Brazil
  • October 22, 1968
Soviet Union  8 – 2  Brazil
United States  7 – 5  West Germany
Hungary  7 – 1  Cuba

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Italy 13 7 6 1 0 48 21 +27
2.  Yugoslavia 11 7 5 1 1 65 18 +47
3.  East Germany 11 7 5 1 1 66 22 +44
4.  Netherlands 9 7 4 1 2 42 28 +14
5.  Japan 6 7 3 0 4 26 57 –31
6.  Mexico 3 7 1 1 5 27 56 –29
7.  Greece 2 7 1 0 6 34 62 –28
8.  Egypt 1 7 0 1 6 21 65 –44
  • October 14, 1968
Netherlands  9 – 5  Greece
Yugoslavia  13 – 2  Egypt
Italy  9 – 2  Japan
Mexico  4 – 12  East Germany
  • October 15, 1968
Japan  8 – 7  Greece
Italy  10 – 1  Egypt
East Germany  4 – 4  Yugoslavia
  • October 16, 1968
Mexico  1 – 8  Netherlands
Greece  7 – 6  Egypt
Italy  5 – 4  East Germany
  • October 17, 1968
Mexico  0 – 9  Yugoslavia
Netherlands  9 – 1  Japan
  • October 19, 1968
East Germany  11 – 4  Greece
Japan  7 – 4  Egypt
Mexico  5 – 10  Italy
Yugoslavia  7 – 4  Netherlands
  • October 20, 1968
Italy  5 – 4  Yugoslavia
East Germany  8 – 0  Japan
Mexico  11 – 8  Greece
Netherlands  6 – 3  Egypt
  • October 21, 1968
Mexico  3 – 6  Japan
Yugoslavia  11 – 1  Greece
Netherlands  3 – 3  Italy
East Germany  19 – 2  Egypt
  • October 22, 1968
Mexico  3 – 3  Egypt
Italy  6 – 2  Greece
East Germany  8 – 3  Netherlands
Yugoslavia  17 – 2  Japan

Classification Round[edit]

  • October 24, 1968 — 13th/15th place
Brazil  5 – 3  Egypt
  • October 24, 1968 — 9th/12th place
Mexico  3 – 6  West Germany
Spain  5 – 0  Japan
  • October 24, 1968 — 5th/8th place
East Germany  8 – 2  Cuba
United States  6 – 3  Netherlands
  • October 24, 1968 — Semi Finals
Yugoslavia  8 – 6  Hungary
Soviet Union  8 – 5  Italy

Final round[edit]

  • October 25, 1968 — 13th place
Brazil  5 – 2  Greece
  • October 25, 1968 — 11th place
Mexico  5 – 4  Japan
  • October 25, 1968 — 9th place
Spain  7 – 5  West Germany
  • October 25, 1968 — 7th place
Netherlands  8 – 5  Cuba
  • October 25, 1968 — 5th place
United States  6 – 4  East Germany
  • October 25, 1968 — Bronze Medal Match
Hungary  9 – 4  Italy
  • October 25, 1968 — Gold Medal Match
Yugoslavia  13 – 11 [aet]  Soviet Union

ranking of the Scorer[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Medallists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Yugoslavia
Ozren Bonačić
Dejan Dabović
Zdravko Hebel
Zoran Janković
Ronald Lopatni
Uroš Marović
Đorđe Perišić
Miroslav Poljak
Mirko Sandić
Karlo Stipanić
Ivo Trumbić

Head Coach:
 Soviet Union
Vadim Gulyaev
Givi Chikvanaya
Boris Grishin
Aleksandr Dolgushin
Aleksei Barkalov
Yuri Grigorovsky
Vladimir Semyonov
Aleksandr Shidlovsky
Vyacheslav Skok
Leonid Osipov
Oleg Bovin

Head Coach:
 Hungary
András Bodnár
Zoltán Dömötör
László Felkai
Ferenc Konrád
János Konrád
Mihály Mayer
László Sárosi
János Steinmetz
Endre Molnár
Dénes Pócsik
István Szívós, Jr.

Head Coach: Markovits Kálmán

References[edit]