Water polo at the 1932 Summer Olympics

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Water polo

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1932 Summer Olympics:

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
István Barta
György Bródy
Olivér Halassy
Márton Homonnai
Sándor Ivády
Alajos Keserű
Ferenc Keserű
János Németh
Miklós Sárkány
József Vértesy
Emil Benecke
Otto Cordes
Hans Eckstein
Fritz Gunst
Erich Rademacher
Joachim Rademacher
Hans Schulze
Heiko Schwartz
 United States
Austin Clapp
Philip Daubenspeck
Charles Finn
Charles McCallister
Wally O'Connor
Cal Strong
Herbert Wildman
Tex Robertson


  • August 4
Germany  7 – 3  Brazil
  • August 6
United States  6 – 1  Brazil
Hungary  6 – 2  Germany
  • August 7
United States  10 – 0  Japan
  • August 8
Hungary  17 – 0  Japan
  • August 9
United States  4 – 4  Germany
  • August 11
Hungary  7 – 0  United States
  • August 12
Germany  10 – 0  Japan

Final Standings[edit]

Rk Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Civil Ensign of Hungary.svg Germany Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Japan Brazil
1st, gold medalist(s)  Hungary (HUN) 3 3 0 0 30 2 6 X 6:2 7:0 17:0 -
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany (GER) 3 1 1 1 16 10 3 2:6 X 4:4 10:0 7:3
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States (USA) 3 1 1 1 14 11 3 0:7 4:4 X 10:0 6:1
4  Japan (JPN) 3 0 0 3 0 37 0 0:17 0:10 0:10 X -
1  Brazil (BRA) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3:7 1:6 - X

1 Brazil was disqualified after their players assaulted officials at the end of their match against Germany. Their two matches were annulled.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

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

A total of 41(*) water polo players from 5 nations competed at the Los Angeles Games:

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

Not all reserve players are known.


Place Nation
1  Hungary (HUN)
István Barta (III. ker. TVE)
György Bródy (FTC)
Olivér Halassy (UTE)
Márton Homonnai (UTE)
Sándor Ivády (MAC)
Alajos Keserű (FTC)
Ferenc Keserű (III. ker. TVE)
János Németh (UTE)
Miklós Sárkány (UTE)
József Vértesy (BSE)
2  Germany (GER)
Emil Benecke (Hellas Magdeburg)
Otto Cordes (Hellas Magdeburg)
Hans Eckstein (Poseidon Leipzig)
Fritz Gunst (Wasserfreunde 98 Hannover)
Erich Rademacher (Hellas Magdeburg)
Joachim Rademacher (Hellas Magdeburg)
Hans Schulze
Heiko Schwartz
Gerd Pohl
Hans Schwartz
Albert Schumberg
3  United States (USA)
Coach: Frank Rivas (Venice Swimming Association)
Austin Clapp (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Philip Daubenspeck (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Charles Finn (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Charles McCallister (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Wally O'Connor (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Cal Strong (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Herbert Wildman (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Frank C. Graham (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Fred Lauer (Illinois Athletic Club)
William O'Connor (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Raymond Ruddy (New York Athletic Club)
Tex Robertson
Duke Kahanamoku alternate
4  Japan (JPN)
Shuji Doi
Akira Fujita
Seibei Kimura
Takashige Matsumoto
Yasutaro Sakagami
Tosuke Sawami
Takaji Takebayashi
Iwao Tokito
DSQ  Brazil (BRA)
Salvador Amendola
Carlos Castello Branco
Luiz Henrique da Silva
Mario de Lorenzo
Antonio Ferreira Jacobina
Jefferson Maurity Souza
Adhemar Serpa
Pedro Theberge


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement,John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle,Greenwood Publishing group, 2004