Water polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Men's water polo
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
DatesJuly 15 (quarterfinal)
July 20 (semifinal)
July 22 (final)
Competitors28 from 4 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Belgium (BEL)
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden (SWE)
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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]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Great Britain (GBR)
George Cornet
Charles Forsyth
George Nevinson
Paul Radmilovic
Charles Smith
Thomas Thould
George Wilkinson
 Belgium (BEL)
Victor Boin
Herman Donners
Fernand Feyaerts
Oscar Grégoire
Herman Meyboom
Albert Michant
Joseph Pletinckx
 Sweden (SWE)
Robert Andersson
Erik Bergvall
Pontus Hanson
Harald Julin
Torsten Kumfeldt
Axel Runström
Gunnar Wennerström

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 Great Britain, Sweden, and Austria (the last of which had withdrawn) were scheduled to have byes, while Belgium played the Netherlands.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

References[edit]