Men Water Polo Olympic Games 1948 London, Great Britain - 30.07-07.08 Gol Medal: Italy
Final Grouppwdlgfga
1.ITA Italy630012:7
2.HUN Hungary311110:8
3.NED Netherlands20219:11
4.BEL Belgium10125:10
TeamItalHungNethBelg
Italy---4:24:24:2
Hungary ---4:43:0
Netherlands ---3:3
Belgium ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
From Group H: Italy 4-3 Hungary and from Group K: Netherlands 3-3 Belgium
Fri 06.08.48HUN Hungary4-4NED Netherlands2-3
at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Referee: E. J. Scott, Great Britain
Hungary: Gyorffy, E.; Holop, M.; Gyarmati, D.; Szittya, K. 1; Csuvik, O. 1; Szivos, I. 2; Lemhenyi, D.Netherlands: Rohner, J.; Koorevaar, C.; Braasem, C.; Stam, H.; Ruimschotel, A. 1; Van Feggelen, R. 2; Smol, F. 1.
Fri 06.08.48ITA Italy4-2BEL Belgium2-0
At the Empire Pool, Wembley. Referee: T. Batalle, Spain.
Italy: Buonocore, P.; Bulgarelli, E.; Rubini, C.; Ognio, G.; Arena, E. 1; Ghira, A. 3; Pandolfini, G.Belgium: de Smet, L.; Leenheere, G.; d’Hooge, E.; Rigaumont, P.; Issele 2, F.; Simons, W.; De Pauw, H.
Sat 07.08.48ITA Italy4-2NED Netherlands3-2
At the Empire Pool, Wembley. Referee: S.Zuckerman, Sweden.
Italy: Buonocore, P.; Bulgarelli, E.; Rubini, C.; Ognio, G. 1; Arena, E. 2; Ghira, A. 1; Pandolfini, G.Netherlands: Rohner, J.; Koorevaar, C.; Braasem, C.; Stam, H. 1; Ruimschotel, A.; Van Feggelen, R. 1; Smol, F.
Sat 07.08.48HUN Hungary3-0BEL Belgium
Referee: G. Rigal, France.
Hungary: Gyorffy, E.; Holop, M.; Gyarmati, D. 1; Szittya, K.; Csuvik, O. 1; Czivos, I. 1; Lemhenyi, D.Belgium: de Smet, L.; Leenheere, G.; d’Hooge, E.; Rigaumont, P.; Issele, F.; Simons, W.; De Pauw, H.
Final RankingPtswondrwlstgfga
1.ITA Italy1361035:14
2.HUN Hungary1151134:17
3.NED Netherlands1042145:17
4.BEL Belgium723224:17
Group 5-8
5.SWE Sweden1042125:11
6.FRA France832223:17
7.EGY Egypt513318:24
8.ESP Spain420522:20
eliminated in Second Groups Round
9.YUG Yugoslavia311117:10
10.ARG Argentina311111:10
11.USA United States311111:11
12.IND India21029:27
eliminated in First Groups Round
13.GBR Great Britain10115:14
14.SUI Switzerland00022:11
15.GRE Greece00023:13
16.URU Uruguay00021:17
17.CHI Chile00024:21
18.AUS Australia00023:21
Group 5-8pwdlgfga
5. Sweden52108:4
6. France41206:5
7. Egypt31118:7
8. Spain00033:9
TeamSwedFranEgypSpai
Sweden---1:13:24:1
France ---3:32:1
Egypt ---3:1
Spain ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
06.08SWE Sweden3-2EGY Egypt
06.08FRA France2-1ESP Spain
07.08SWE Sweden1-1FRA France
07.08EGY Egypt3-1ESP Spain

Third Groups Round

First 2 to Final Group. Rest to Group 5-8. Scores are transferred.
Group Kpwdlgfga
1. Netherlands521013:8
2. Belgium41208:5
3. Sweden31118:7
4. Spain00034:13
TeamNethBelgSwedSpai
Netherlands---3:35:35:2
Belgium ---1:14:1
Sweden ---4:1
Spain ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
04.08NED Netherlands3-3BEL Belgium
transferred to Final Group
05.08NED Netherlands5-3SWE Sweden
05.08BEL Belgium4-1ESP Spain
Group Lpwdlgfga
1. Italy630014:6
2. Hungary420113:10
3. France10129:13
4. Egypt10126:13
TeamItalHungFranEgyp
Italy---4:35:25:1
Hungary ---5:45:2
France ---3:3
Egypt ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
From Group D: Italy 4-3 Hungary. From Group E: Hungary 5-2 Egypt. From Group J: France 3-3 Egypt
Wed 04.08.48ITA Italy5-1EGY Egypt2-0
Empire Pool, Wembley.
Italy: Buonocore, P.; Bulgarelli, E.; Maioni, M.; Pandolfini, G.; Arena 1, E.; Ghira 4, A.; Ognio, G.Egypt: Nessim, A.; Kadry, M.; Garbo, S.; Hemmat, M.; El Gamal, T.; Said, H.; Khalifa, M.Dalla.
Wed 04.08.48HUN Hungary5-4FRA France
Thu 05.08.48ITA Italy5-2FRA France
,i> at Finchley. Referee: R. Hodgson, Great Britain
Italy: Bounocore, P.; Bulgarelli, E.; Maioni, M.; Rubini, C.; Arena, E.; Ghira, A.; Pandolfini, T.France: Debonnet, F.; Viaene, J.; Lefebvre, M.; Himgi, R.; Diener, M.; Dewasch, R.; Spilliaert, M.

Second Groups Round

4 Groups with 3 teams. First 2 to Third Groups Round. Scores are transferred.
Group Gpwdlgfgato
1. Sweden31108:1Group K
2. Belgium20205:5Group K
3. United States10114:11
TeamSwBeUn
Sweden---1:17:0
Belgium ---4:4
United States ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
02.08.48SWE Sweden1-1BEL Belgium
transferred to Group K
03.08.48SWE Sweden7-0USA United States
Group Hpwdlgfgato
1. Italy31108:7Group L
2. Hungary21016:5Group L
3. Yugoslavia10115:7
TeamItalHungYugo
Italy---4:34:4
Hungary ---3:1
Yugoslavia ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
transfered from Group D: Italy 4-4 Yugoslavia
Mon 02.08.48ITA Italy4-3HUN Hungary2-2
Referee: A. Delahaye, Belgium. Transferred to Group L and to Final Group
Italy: Buonocore, P.; Bulgarelli, E.; Rubini, C.; Ognio, G.; Pandolfini, T.; Ghira, A. 2; Arena, E. 2.Hungary: Gyorffy, E.; Holop, M.; Fabian, D.; Szittya, K.; Csuvik, O.; Szivos, I. 2; Gyarmati, D. 1.
Mon 02.08.48HUN Hungary3-1YUG Yugoslavia
Referee: J. Houwaert, Belgium.
Hungary: Gyorffy, E.; Gyarmati, D. 1; Holop, M.; Szittya, K.; Csuvik, O.; Czivos, I. 1 ; Brandi, J. ;Lemhényi 1.Yugoslavia: Amsel, J.; Bakasun, V.; Giovanelli, I.; Grkinic, B.; Brainovic, M.; Kurtini, I.; Stakula, I.
Group Ipwdlgfgato
1. Netherlands420017:3Group K
2. Spain210113:6Group K
3. India00022:23
TeamNethSpaiIndi
Netherlands---5:212:1
Spain ---11:1
India ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
02.08.48NED Netherlands5-2ESP Spain
transferred to Group K
03.08.48ESP Spain11-1IND India
Group Jpwdlgfgato
1. France31107:4Group L
2. Egypt20207:7Group L
3. Argentina10115:8
TeamFranEgypArge
France---3:34:1
Egypt ---4:4
Argentina ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
02.08.48FRA France3-3EGY Egypt
transferred to Group L and Group 5-8
02.08.48EGY Egypt4-4ARG Argentina

First Groups Round

6 Groups with 3 teams. First 2 to Second Groups Round. Scores are transferred.
Group Apwdlgfgato
1. Belgium311014:5Group G
2. United States311011:4Group G
3. Uruguay00021:17
TeamBeUnUr
Belgium---4:410:1
United States ---7:0
Uruguay ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
Fri 30.07.48BEL Belgium10-1URU Uruguay
Fri 30.07.48USA United States7-0URU Uruguay
Sat 31.07.48BEL Belgium4-4USA United States
transferred to Group G
Group Bpwdlgfgato
1. Sweden420010:2Group G
2. Spain21016:5Group I
3. Switzerland00022:11
TeamSwSpSw
Sweden---4:16:1
Spain ---5:1
Switzerland ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
29.07.48SWE Sweden6-1SUI Switzerland
30.07.48SWE Sweden4-1ESP Spain
transferred to Group K - Third Round
31.07.48ESP Spain5-1SUI --- Switzerland
Group Cpwdlgfgato
1. Netherlands420026:1Group I
2. India21018:16Group I
3. Chile00024:21
TeamNeInCh
Netherlands---12:114:0
India ---7:4
Chile ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
30.07.48NED Netherlands12-1IND India
transferred to Group I
30.07.48IND India7-4CHI Chile
31.07.48NED Netherlands14-0CHI Chile
Group Dpwdlgfgato
1. Italy311013:4Group H
2. Yugoslavia311016:7Group H
3. Australia00023:21
TeamItalYugoAust
Italy---4:49:0
Yugoslavia ---12:3
Australia ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
30.07YUG Yugoslavia12-3AUS Australia
Sat 31.07.48ITA Italy9-0AUS Australia4-0
Referee: H. R. Walker (Great Britain).
Italy: Buonocore P.; Bulgarelli E.; Maioni M.; Ognio G. 3; Pandolfini G. 2; Ghira A. 4; Rubini C.Australia: Dalley B.; King J.; Johnston P.; Ferguson L.; Burge A.; Doerner H.; Ferguson J.
Sun 01.08.48ITA Italy4-4YUG Yugoslavia2-1
Referee: Delahaye, Belgium. Protested and replayed next day.
Italy: Buonocore P.; Bulgarelli E.; Rubini C.; Ognio G. 1; Pandolfini G.; Ghira A. 1; Arena E. 2.Yugoslavia: Amsel J.; Bakasun V.; Grkinic B.; Kurtini I.; Stakula I.; Ciganovic L.; Giovanelli I.
Mon 02.08.48ITA Italy4-4YUG Yugoslavia4-2
Referee: Batallè, Spain. Transferred to Group H
Italy: Buonocore P.; Bulgarelli E.; Rubini C.; Ognio G.; Pandolfini G.; Ghira A. 2; Arena E. 2.Yugoslavy: Amsel J.; Bakasun V.; Grkinic B.; Kurtini I.; Stakula I.; Ciganovic L.; Giovanelli I.
Group Epwdlgfgato
1. Hungary420016:4Group H
2. Egypt10115:8Group J
3. Great Britain10115:14
TeamHuEgGr
Hungary---5:211:2
Egypt ---3:3
Great Britain ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
31.07.48HUN Hungary11-2GBR Great Britain
31.07.48EGY Egypt3-3GBR Great Britain
01.08.48HUN Hungary5-2EGY Egypt
transferred to Group L - Third Round
Group Fpwdlgfgato
1. France420011:2Group J
2. Argentina21017:6Group J
3. Greece00023:13
TeamFrArGr
France---4:17:1
Argentina ---6:2
Greece ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
30.07.48FRA France4-1ARG Argentina
30.07.48ARG Argentina6-2GRE Greece
31.07.48FRA France7-1GRE Greece
transferred to Group J
Teams Composition
1. Italy: Gildo Arena, Emilio Bulgarelli, Pasquale Buonocore, Aldo Ghira, Mario Majoni, Geminio Ognio, Gianfranco Pandolfini, Tullo Pandolfini, Cesare Rubini Coach: Pino Vallereserve playersLuigi FabianoAlfredo Toribolo
2. Hungary: 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: Cor Braasem, Hennie Keetelaar, Nijs Korevaar, Joop Rohner, Frits Ruimschotel, Piet Salomons, Frits Smol, Hans StamRuud van Feggelen Coach: Frans Kuypersreserve playersJoop CaboutTheo Smael
4. Belgium: Henri De Pauw, Théo-Léo De Smet, Émile D'Hooge, Fernand Isselé, Georges Leenheere, Alphonse Martin, Paul Rigaumont, Willy Simons
5. Sweden: 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: François Débonnet, Maurice Lefèbvre, Roger Le Bras, Marco Diener, Robert Himgi, Roger Dewasch, Jacques Berthe, René Massol, Jacques Viaene, Émile Bermyn, Marcel Spilliaert
7. Egypt: Ahmed Fouad Nessim, Taha El-Gamal, Mohamed Khadry, Mohamed Haraga, Dorri Abdel Kader, Abdel Aziz Khalifa, Samir Gharbo, Mohamed Hemmat
8. Spain: Coach: Bandy Zolyomy, Juan Serra, José Pujol, Carlos Falt, Carlos Martí, Francisco Castillo, Agustín Mestres, Valentín Sabate, Angel Sabata, Federico Salvadores
9. Yugoslavia: Juraj Amšel, Veljko Bakašun, Marko Brainović, Luka Ciganović, Ivo Giovanelli, Božo Grkinić, Zdravko Kovačić, Ivica Kurtini, Ivo Štakula, Željko Radić, Saša Strmac
10.Argentina: Osvaldo Codaro, Anibál Filiberti, Rubén Maidana, Hugo Prono, Ladislao Szabo, Marcelo Visentín, Carlos Visentín, Luis Díez, Ladislao Fijaldauskas, Mario Sebastián, Francisco Trimboli
11.United States: Kenneth Beck, Bob Bray, Ralph Budelman, Lee Case, Devere Christensen, Harold Dash, Dixon Fiske, Edwin Knox, John Miller, Donald Tierney, Frank Walton
12.India: Gora Seal, Samarandra Chatterjee, Suhas Chatterjee, Dwarkadas Murarji, Durga Das, Janini Dass, Sachin Nag, Isaac Mansoor, Jahan Ahir
13.Great Britain: Charles Brand, Roy Garforth, Robert Gentleman, Peter Hardie, Ian Johnson, Trevor Lewis, David Murray, Reg Potter, John Jones, Robert Mitchell, G. F. Weber
14.Switzerland: André Grosjean, Edouard Hauser, Georges Hauser, Heinrich Keller, Erwin Klumpp, Tristan Sauer, René Weibel
15.Greece: Alexandros Monastiriotis, Ioannis Papstefanou, Dimitrios Zografos, Panagiotis Provatopoulos, Dimosthenis Stambolis, Emmanouil Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Melanofeidis, Rikhardos Brousalis
16.Uruguay: Enrique Pereira, Juan López, Julio César Costemalle, Leonel Gabriel, Juan Bucetta, Osvaldo Mariño, Ramón Abella, Raúl Castro
17.Chile: Teodoro Salah, Luis Aguirrebeña, Isaac Froimovich, Pedro Aguirrebeña, A. Hurtado, José Salah, Svante Törnvall, O. Martínez
18.Australia: Arthur Burge, Roger Cornforth, Benjamin Dalley, Herman Doerner, Jack Ferguson, Leon Ferguson, Colin French, Eric Johnston, Jack KingLes McKay
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