Water polo at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Men's water polo
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Dates July 15 (quarterfinal)
July 20 (semifinal)
July 22 (final)
Competitors 28 from 4 nations
Medalists
1st  Great Britain (GBR)
2nd  Belgium (BEL)
3rd  Sweden (SWE)
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At the 1908 Summer Olympics, a water polo tournament was contested.

Medal table

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 1 0 0 1
2  Belgium 0 1 0 1
3  Sweden 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 0 0

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's tournament  Great Britain  Belgium  Sweden

Team rosters

Belgium

Great Britain

Netherlands

Sweden

Results

Matches

First round

There was only one first round match scheduled. Great Britain, Sweden, and Austria (the last of which had withdrawn) were scheduled to have byes, while Belgium played the Netherlands.

Belgium 8 - 1 Netherlands
Feyaerts 6, Donners,
Pletinckx
(3 - 1) K. Meijer

Semifinals

Austria withdrew before the tournament started, leaving Great Britain with a second bye.

Belgium 8 - 4 Sweden
Grégoire 3, Meyboom 2,
Pletinckx 2, Feyaerts
(4 - 2) Hanson 3, Andersson

Final

Great Britain's first match was against Belgium, who had already won two games in the tournament.

Belgium 2 - 9 Great Britain
Feyaerts, Grégoire (2 - 5) Wilkinson 4, Forsyth 3,
Radmilovic 2

Standings

Place Team Wins Losses Goals Against
1  Great Britain 1 0 9 2
2  Belgium 2 1 18 14
3  Sweden 0 1 4 8
4  Netherlands 0 1 1 8

Statistics

Scoring

11 players scored during the three games of the tournament, including 5 of Belgium's poloists. The Belgian captain's 8 goals led the field, and he also gained the distinctions of having scored in each of the three games as well as the single-game high goal count at 6.

Place Name Nation Goals
1 Fernand Feyaerts  Belgium 8
2 Oscar Grégoire  Belgium 4
George Wilkinson  Great Britain 4
4 Charles Forsyth  Great Britain 3
Pontus Hanson  Sweden 3
Joseph Pletinckx  Belgium 3
7 Herman Meyboom  Belgium 2
Paul Radmilovic  Great Britain 2
9 Robert Andersson  Sweden 1
Herman Donners  Belgium 1
Karel Meijer  Netherlands 1

References