Water polo
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueJamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
Dates21 September – 1 October 1988
Competitors156 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Yugoslavia
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union
← 1984
1992 →

Water polo at the 1988 Summer Olympics as usual was part of the swimming sport, the other two being swimming and diving. They were not seen as three separate sports, because they all were governed by one federation — FINA. Water polo discipline consisted of one event: the men's team competition.

In the preliminary round twelve teams were divided into two groups. The two best teams from each group (shaded ones) advanced to the semi-finals. The two numbers three and four played classification matches to determine places 5 through 8, with the earlier result taken with them. The rest of the teams also played classification matches to determine places 9 through 12.[1][2]

Qualification

Qualification Date Host Berths Qualified
Host nation 30 September 1978 West Germany Baden-Baden 1  South Korea
1986 World Championships 14-22 August 1986 Spain Madrid 6  Yugoslavia
 Italy
 Soviet Union
 United States
 Spain
 West Germany
Intercontinental qualification 13-22 May 1988 Australia Perth 5  Hungary

 Australia

 France

 Greece

 China

Total 12

Squads

Main article: Water polo at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Preliminary round

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 5 5 0 0 60 37 +23 10
 Soviet Union 5 3 1 1 63 30 +33 7
 Italy 5 3 1 1 48 33 +15 7
 Australia 5 2 0 3 40 39 +1 4
 France 5 1 0 4 43 54 −11 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 14 75 −61 0
Source:[citation needed]

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 5 4 0 1 56 40 +16 8
 Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 60 38 +22 8
 Spain 5 3 1 1 48 38 +10 7
 Hungary 5 2 1 2 50 43 +7 5
 Greece 5 1 0 4 45 66 −21 2
 China 5 0 0 5 34 68 −34 0
Source:[citation needed]

Final round

Semi finals

Bronze medal match

Final


Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5  Hungary 3 1 2 0 28 20 +8 4
6  Spain 3 1 1 1 24 23 +1 3
7  Italy 3 1 1 1 25 25 0 3
8  Australia 3 1 0 2 18 27 −9 2
Source:[citation needed]

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9  Greece 3 3 0 0 37 21 +16 6
10  France 3 2 0 1 34 19 +15 4
11  China 3 1 0 2 25 28 −3 2
12  South Korea 3 0 0 3 19 47 −28 0
Source:[citation needed]

Final ranking

 Yugoslavia[1]
 United States
 Soviet Union
4  West Germany
5  Hungary
6  Spain
7  Italy
8  Australia
9  Greece
10  France
11  China
12  South Korea

Top goalscorers

Rank Name Goals
1 Spain Manuel Estiarte 27
2 France Pierre Garsau 20
3 Hungary András Gyöngyösi 19
4 West Germany Frank Otto 18
Greece Kyriakos Giannopoulos
Greece Antonis Aronis
7 West Germany Dirk Theismann 17
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Igor Milanovic 16
China Yang Yong
10 West Germany Hagen Stamm 15
11 Soviet Union Dmitry Apanasenko 14
Soviet Union Giorgi Mshvenieradze
Australia Geoff Clark
14 Spain Jordi Sans 13
15 United States Jody Campbell 12
Soviet Union Sergey Kotenko
Italy Alessandro Campagna
Italy Massimiliano Ferretti

See also

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 1988 Seoul Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Men_1988". Todor66.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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