Men's water polo
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueBerlin
Dates8–15 August
Competitors142 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hungary
 Hungary
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Germany
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Belgium
 Belgium
← 1932
1948 →

Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics:[1][2]

Medal summary

The Dutch water polo team
The Dutch water polo team
Gold Silver Bronze
 Hungary (HUN)[1]
Mihály Bozsi
Jenő Brandi
György Bródy
Olivér Halassy
Kálmán Hazai
Márton Homonnai
György Kutasi
István Molnár
János Németh
Miklós Sárkány
Sándor Tarics
 Germany (GER)
Bernhard Baier
Fritz Gunst
Josef Hauser
Alfred Kienzle
Paul Klingenburg
Heinrich Krug
Hans Schneider
Hans Schulze
Gustav Schürger
Helmuth Schwenn
Fritz Stolze
 Belgium (BEL)
Gérard Blitz
Albert Castelyns
Pierre Coppieters
Joseph De Combe
Henri De Pauw
Henri Disy
Fernand Isselé
Edmond Michiels
Henri Stoelen

Results

Elimination rounds

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 semi-finals, while the third and fourth placed team was eliminated.

Group 1

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Belgium Netherlands United States Uruguay
1.  Belgium (BEL) 3 2 1 0 6 4 5 X 1:1 4:3 1:0
2.  Netherlands (NED) 3 1 2 0 5 4 4 1:1 X 3:2 1:1
3.  United States (USA) 3 1 0 2 7 8 2 3:4 2:3 X 2:1
4.  Uruguay (URU) 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0:1 1:1 1:2 X

Group 2

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary United Kingdom Kingdom of Yugoslavia Malta
1.  Hungary (HUN) 3 3 0 0 26 2 6 X 10:1 4:1 12:0
2.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 2 0 1 13 15 4 1:10 X 4:3 8:2
3.  Yugoslavia (YUG) 3 1 0 2 11 8 2 1:4 3:4 X 7:0
4.  Malta (MLT) 3 0 0 3 2 27 0 0:12 2:8 0:7 X

Group 3

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Germany France Czechoslovakia Japan
1.  Germany (GER) 3 3 0 0 27 3 6 X 8:1 6:1 13:1
2.  France (FRA) 3 2 0 1 12 10 4 1:8 X 3:2 8:0
3.  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 3 1 0 2 7 12 2 1:6 2:3 X 4:3
4.  Japan (JPN) 3 0 0 3 4 25 0 1:13 0:8 3:4 X

Group 4

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Austria Sweden Switzerland Iceland
1.  Austria (AUT) 3 3 0 0 17 1 6 X 2:1 9:0 6:0
2.  Sweden (SWE) 3 2 0 1 18 2 4 1:2 X 6:0 11:0
3.  Switzerland (SUI) 3 1 0 2 7 16 2 0:9 0:6 X 7:1
4.  Iceland (ISL) 3 0 0 3 1 24 0 0:6 0:11 1:7 X

Semi-finals

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

Group 1

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Hungary Belgium Netherlands United Kingdom
1.  Hungary (HUN) 3 3 0 0 21 1 6 X 3:0 8:0 10:1
2.  Belgium (BEL) 3 1 1 1 4 5 3 0:3 X 1:1 6:1
3.  Netherlands (NED) 3 0 2 1 5 13 2 0:8 1:1 X 4:4
4.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 1 2 6 20 1 1:10 1:6 4:4 X

Group 2

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Germany France Austria Sweden
1.  Germany (GER) 3 3 0 0 15 3 6 X 8:1 3:1 4:1
2.  France (FRA) 3 2 0 1 7 1 4 1:8 X 4:2 2:1
3.  Austria (AUT) 3 1 0 2 5 8 2 1:3 2:4 X 2:1
4.  Sweden (SWE) 3 0 0 3 3 8 0 1:4 1:2 1:2 X

Final round

As in the rounds before 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 Hungary Germany Belgium France
Gold
 Hungary (HUN) 3 2 1 0 10 2 5 X 2:2 3:0 5:0
Silver
 Germany (GER) 3 2 1 0 14 4 5 2:2 X 4:1 8:1
Bronze
 Belgium (BEL) 3 1 0 2 4 8 2 0:3 1:4 X 3:1
4.  France (FRA) 3 0 0 3 2 16 0 0:5 1:8 1:3 X

Hungary won the Olympic Championship because their goal average was better (10/2 = 5) than Germany's (14/4 = 3.5).

Group for fifth to eighth places - consolation tournament

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts Netherlands Austria Sweden United Kingdom
5.  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 1 0 13 11 5 X 5:4 4:3 4:4
6.  Austria (AUT) 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 4:5 X 2:1 3:3
7.  Sweden (SWE) 3 1 0 2 8 8 2 3:4 1:2 X 4:2
8.  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 2 1 9 11 2 4:4 3:3 2:4 X

Participating nations

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

A total of 142(*) water polo players from 16 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

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

Not all reserve players are known.

Summary

Place Nation
1  Hungary (HUN)
Mihály Bozsi (UTE)
Jenő Brandi (MTK)
György Bródy (III. ker TVE)
Olivér Halassy (UTE)
Kálmán Hazai (MTK)
Márton Homonnai (MTK)
György Kutasi (UTE)
István Molnár (FTC)
János Németh (UTE)
Miklós Sárkány (III. ker TVE)
Sándor Tarics (MAC)
2  Germany (GER)
Bernhard Baier
Fritz Gunst
Josef Hauser
Alfred Kienzle
Paul Klingenburg
Heinrich Krug
Hans Schneider
Hans Schulze
Gustav Schürger
Helmuth Schwenn
Fritz Stolze
3  Belgium (BEL)
Gérard Blitz
Albert Castelyns
Pierre Coppieters
Joseph De Combe
Henri De Pauw
Henri Disy
Fernand Isselé
Edmond Michiels
Henri Stoelen
4  France (FRA)
André Busch (CNL)
Georges Delporte (EN Tourcoing)
René Joder (CN Paris)
Paul Lambert (EN Tourcoing)
Maurice Lefèbvre (EN Tourcoing)
Henri Padou (EN Tourcoing)
Roger van de Casteele (EN Tourcoing)
5  Netherlands (NED)
Ru den Hamer
Lex Franken
Hans Maier
Gé Regter
Kees van Aelst
Jan van Heteren
Soesoe van Oostrom Soede
Joop van Woerkom
Herman Veenstra
6  Austria (AUT)
Erwin Blasl
Wilhelm Hawlik
Anton Kunz
Alfred Lergetporer
Otto Müller
Sebastian Ploner
Peter Riedl
Franz Schönfels
Karl Seitz
Karl Steinbach
Franz Wenninger
7  Sweden (SWE)
Göte Andersson (Stockholms KK)
Bertil Berg (SoIK Hellas)
Erik Holm (SoIK Hellas)
Tore Lindzén (Stockholms KK)
Tore Ljungqvist (SK Neptun)
Åke Nauman (Stockholms KK)
Gösta Persson (SK Neptun)
Sven-Pelle Pettersson (SK Neptun)
Runar Sandström (SK Neptun)
Georg Svensson (SoIK Hellas)
8  Great Britain (GBR)
Leslie Ablett
Ernest Blake
David Grogan
William Martin
David McGregor
Frederick Milton
Robert Mitchell
Alfred North
Leslie Palmer
Reginald Sutton
Edward Temme
9  United States (USA)
Coach: Clyde Swendsen (Hollywood Athletic Club)
Kenneth Beck
Philip Daubenspeck
Charles Finn
Dixon Fiske
Fred Lauer (Illinois Athletic Club)
Charles McCallister (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
Wally O'Connor
Raymond Ruddy (New York Athletic Club)
Herbert Wildman
Frank C. Graham (Los Angeles Athletic Club)
William E. Kelly
10  Yugoslavia (YUG)
Filip Bonačić
Luka Ciganović
Vinko Cvjetković
Miro Mihovilović
Ante Roje
Mirko Tarana
Bogdan Tošović
Dejan Dabović
Ivo Đovaneli
Vojko Pavičić
Ivo Štakula
11  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Lešek Boubela
Josef Bušek
Kurt Epstein
Konstantin Koutek
Josef Medřický
Karel Schmuck
Hugo Vondřejc
12  Switzerland (SUI)
Ferdinand Denzler
Jean Gysel
Werner Kopp
Heinz Meier
Robert Mermoud
Benjamin Vessaz
Robert Wyss
Roger Zirilli
13  Uruguay (URU)
Enrique Pereira
Julio César Costemalle
Maximino García
Francisco Figueroa
Hugo García
Alberto Batignani
José Castro
14  Japan (JPN)
Jihei Furusho
Torajiro Kataoka
Shigetaka Katsuhisa
Yasutaro Sakagami
Zenjiro Takahashi
Kosei Tano
Koichi Wada
Takimi Wakayama
15  Iceland (ISL)
Jón Ingi Guðmundsson
Þórður Guðmundsson
Jónas Halldórsson
Þorsteinn Hjálmarsson
Jón Jónsson
Stefán Jónsson
Magnús Pálsson
Úlfar Þórðarson
16  Malta (MLT)
Jack Frendo Azzopardi
Joseph Demicoli
Alfred Lanzon
Frank Wismayer
Pippo Schembri
Babsie Podestá
Sydney Scott
Wilfred Podestá
Jimmy Chetcuti

References

  1. ^ a b "HistoFINA – Water polo medalists and statistics" (PDF). fina.org. FINA. September 2019. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Water Polo at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2019.

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