Water polo
at the 1978 Asian Games
Water polo pictogram.svg
VenueKasetsart University
Dates12–17 December
Nations7
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Water polo was contested for men only at the 1978 Asian Games in Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand from 12 December 1978 to 17 December 1978.

Seven countries participated in the men's competition, China won the gold medal in the round robin competition, Japan and Singapore finished second and third behind China.

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
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 China
Cai Shengliu
Cai Tianxiong
Li Jianming
Liao Yiping
Lu Zhouqian
Peng Bailing
Qu Baowei
Wang Jianguang
Wang Xiaotian
Xu Lisan
Zhang Huaguang
 Japan
Akira Hara
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Kouji Hasegawa
Tadashi Kotani
Kunihiro Makihashi
Mamaru Matani
Masahiro Miyahara
Toshiyuki Miyahara
Masayuki Nagano
Hisao Oyamatsu
Kazuo Urushibara
 Singapore
Ang Ban Gee
Ang Ban Leong
Ang Guan Hin
Stephen Chong
Gan Ai Teck
Kenneth Kee
Michael Kong
Lionel Liew
Soh Seng Thit
Teo Keng Soon
Teo Ming Chun

Results

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  China 6 6 0 0 107 11 +96 12
2  Japan 6 5 0 1 71 17 +54 10
3  Singapore 6 4 0 2 53 29 +24 8
4  North Korea 6 3 0 3 39 31 +8 6
5  Thailand 6 2 0 4 24 75 −51 4
6  Kuwait 6 1 0 5 20 83 −63 2
7  Hong Kong 6 0 0 6 13 81 −68 0
Source: Results
12 December Singapore  9–4  North Korea Kasetsart University, Bangkok

12 December Kuwait  9–5  Hong Kong Kasetsart University, Bangkok

13 December Japan  17–0  Hong Kong Kasetsart University, Bangkok

13 December Kuwait  2–25  China Kasetsart University, Bangkok

13 December Thailand  2–14  North Korea Kasetsart University, Bangkok

14 December China  12–1  Singapore Kasetsart University, Bangkok

14 December Hong Kong  3–8  Thailand Kasetsart University, Bangkok

14 December North Korea  0–5  Japan Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Kuwait  1–10  North Korea Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Thailand  1–21  China Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Singapore  13–0  Hong Kong Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Thailand  10–6  Kuwait Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Hong Kong  1–9  North Korea Kasetsart University, Bangkok

15 December Singapore  4–10  Japan Kasetsart University, Bangkok

16 December China  13–2  North Korea Kasetsart University, Bangkok

16 December Singapore  15–1  Kuwait Kasetsart University, Bangkok

16 December Japan  20–1  Thailand Kasetsart University, Bangkok

17 December Hong Kong  4–25  China Kasetsart University, Bangkok

17 December Japan  18–1  Kuwait Kasetsart University, Bangkok

17 December Thailand  2–11  Singapore Kasetsart University, Bangkok

17 December Japan  1–11  China Kasetsart University, Bangkok

Final standing

Rank Team Pld W D L
1st place, gold medalist(s)  China 6 6 0 0
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Japan 6 5 0 1
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Singapore 6 4 0 2
4  North Korea 6 3 0 3
5  Thailand 6 2 0 4
6  Kuwait 6 1 0 5
7  Hong Kong 6 0 0 6

References