Men Water Polo Olympic Games 1952 Helsinki, Finland - 25th July - 7th August - Gold Medal: Hungary
Final Groupptswondrwlstgfgag+-
1.HUN Hungary521013:4+9
2.YUG Yugoslavia52107:4+3
3.ITA Italy21028:14-6
4.USA United States00035:11-6
Yugoslavia ---3:12:1
Italy ---5:4
United States ---
Final Ranking
Second Groups RoundGroup EGroup F
First Groups RoundGroup AGroup B
Group CGroup D
Elimination Rounds
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
01.08.52HUN Hungary7-2ITA Italy2-2
01.08.52YUG Yugoslavia2-1USA United States2-1
02.08.52YUG Yugoslavia3-1ITA Italy0-1
02.08.52HUN Hungary4-0USA United States3-0
Final Rankingptswondrwlstgfgag+-
1.HUN Hungary1462053:16+37
2.HUN Yugoslavia1462041:12+29
3.HUN Italy1260243:21+22
4.HUN United States1050434:29+5
Group 7-10
5.NED Netherlands1361140:19+21
6.BEL Belgium941327:270
7.URS Soviet Union1042338:25+13
8.ESP Spain630525:31-6
eliminated in First Groups Round
9.SAF South Africa420319:15+4
10.EGY Egypt420217:14+3
11.SWE Sweden420214:19-5
12.AUT Austria311314:19-5
13.GBR Great Britain311213:18-5
14.BRA Brazil210415:23-8
15.GER Germany210313:24-11
16.ARG Argentina00036:25-19
eliminated after elimination Games
17.ROU Romania00027:14-7
18.MEX Mexico00024:17-13
19.POR Portugal00022:16-14
20.AUS Australia00022:16-14
21.IND India00021:28-27
Group 5-8pwdlgfga
1. Netherlands630016:6
2. Belgium311111:12
3. Soviet Union31119:10
4. Spain00038:16
Belgium ---3:35:4
Soviet Union ---4:3
Spain ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
01.08.52URS Soviet Union4-3ESP Spain2-2
01.08.52NED Netherlands5-3BEL Belgium2-2
02.08.52NED Netherlands7-1ESP Spain4-0
02.08.52BEL Belgium3-3URS Soviet Union2-3
Second Groups Round
First 2 to Final Group. Scores are transferred.
Group Epwdlgfga
1. Italy630012:6
2. United States420114:11
3. Belgium21028:13
4. Spain00039:13
United States ---4:26:4
Belgium ---5:4
Spain ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
30.07.52USA United States4-2BEL Belgium4-1
30.07.52ITA Italy2-1ESP Spain1-1
31.07.52ITA Italy5-1BEL Belgium2-0
31.07.52USA United States6-4ESP Spain2-2
Group Fpwdlgfga
1. Hungary412011:9
2. Yugoslavia41208:6
3. Netherlands31118:9
4. Soviet Union10128:11
Hungary---2:2 4:45:3
Yugoslavia ---3:13:3
Netherlands ---4:2
Soviet Union ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
30.07.52HUN Hungary4-4NED Netherlands3-1
30.07.52YUG Yugoslavia3-3URS Soviet Union1-2
31.07.52HUN Hungary2-2YUG Yugoslavia1-1
transferred to Final Group
31.07.52NED Netherlands4-2URS Soviet Union2-0
transferred to Group 5-8
Replayed match from Group C.
01.08.52YUG Yugoslavia2-1NED Netherlands2-0
First Groups Round
Group Apwdlgfga
1. Italy630017:8
2. United States420116:9
3. Great Britain10129:15
4. Austria10125:15
United States ---8:34:1
Great Britain ---3:3
Austria ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
26.07.52ITA Italy4-3GBR Great Britain2-0
27.07.52ITA Italy8-1AUT Austria4-0
27.07.52USA United States8-3GBR Great Britain3-2
28.07.52GBR Great Britain3-3AUT Austria0-3
28.07.52ITA Italy5-4USA United States3-2
transferred to Group E and to Final Group
29.07.52USA United States4-1AUT Austria2-1
Group Bpwdlgfga
1. Hungary630023:4
2. Soviet Union420112:9
3. Egypt21027:14
4. Germany00035:20
Soviet Union ---3:26:2
Egypt ---5:2
Germany ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
26.07.52HUN Hungary9-0EGY Egypt6-0
27.07.52EGY Egypt5-2GER Germany1-1
27.07.52HUN Hungary5-3URS Soviet Union1-2
transferred to Group F.
28.07.52URS Soviet Union3-2EGY Egypt1-1
28.07.52HUN Hungary9-1GER Germany3-0
29.07.52URS Soviet Union6-2GER Germany3-1
Group Cpwdlgfga
1. Yugoslavia630021:3
2. Netherlands420117:7
3. Sweden21029:18
4. Argentina00036:25
Netherlands ---7:19:3
Sweden ---7:2
Argentina ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
26.07.52NED Netherlands9-3ARG Argentina6-1
27.07.52YUG Yugoslavia9-1ARG Argentina4-1
27.07.52NED Netherlands7-1SWE Sweden3-0
28.07.52SWE Sweden7-2ARG Argentina3-2
28.07.52NED Netherlands3-2YUG Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia protested the match on the grounds that the "the referee in this match had shown incometency". FINA invalidated the match and ordered a replay.
29.07.52YUG Yugoslavia9-1SWE Sweden4-1
01.08.52YUG Yugoslavia3-1NED Netherlands2-0
transferred to Group F
Group Dpwdlgfga
1. Belgium630012:5
2. Spain420113:10
3. South Africa210210:9
4. Brazil00037:18
Spain ---3:16:4
South Africa ---9:2
Brazil ---
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
26.07.52Belgium5-4ESP Spain3-2
transfered to Group F and to Group 5-8
27.07.52ESP Spain3-1SAF South Africa1-0
27.07.52BEL Belgium3-1BRA Brazil1-0
28.07.52ESP Spain6-4BRA Brazil4-1
28.07.52BEL Belgium4-0SAF South Africa2-0
29.07.52SAF South Africa9-2BRA Brazil3-0
Elimination Rounds
First Elimination Round - Winners to Main Round
dateteam 1scoreteam 2HT
25.07.52HUN Hungary13-4MEX Mexico6-2
25.07.52EGY Egypt10-0POR Portugal6-0
25.07.52GER Germany8-4ROU Romania4-1
25.07.52BEL Belgium6-5SAF South Africa4-3
25.07.52YUG Yugoslavia10-2AUS Australia4-1
25.07.52ITA Italy16-1IND India4-0
25.07.52ESP Spain3-2BRA Brazil2-0
25.07.52GBR Great Britain4-3AUT Austria3-2
25.07.52SWE Sweden5-1USA United States2-1
25.07.52NED Netherlands3-2URS Soviet Union1-1
ARG Argentina bye
Second Elimination Round - Winners to Main RGund
26.07.52AUT Austria6-0AUS Australia4-0
26.07.52URS Soviet Union12-0IND India5-0
26.07.52SAF South Africa4-0MEX Mexico2-0
26.07.52BRA Brazil6-2POR Portugal3-2
26.07.52USA United States6-3ROU Romania2-1
index Helsinki 1952
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Serbia XXXII Tokyo 2020
Serbia XXXI Rio de Janeiro 2016
Croatia XXX London 2012
Hungary XXIX Beijing 2008
Hungary XXVIII Athens 2004
Hungary XXVII Sydney 2000
Spain XXVI Atlanta 1996
Italy XXV Barcelona 1992
Yugoslavia XXIV Seoul 1988
Yugoslavia XXIII Los Angeles 1984
Soviet Union XXII Moskva 1980
Hungary XXI Montreal 1976
Soviet Union XX Munchen 1972
Yugoslavia XIX Mexico City 1968
Yugoslavia XVIII Tokyo 1964
Italy XVII Roma 1960
Hungary XVI Melbourne 1956
Hungary XV Helsinki 1952
Italy XIV London 1948
Hungary XI Berlin 1936
Hungary X Los Angeles 1932
Germany IX Amsterdam 1928
United States VIII Paris 1924
Great Britain VII Antwerp 1920
Great Britain V Stockholm 1912
Great Britain IV London 1908
New York Athletic Club (USA) III Saint Loius 1904
Osborne Swimming Club (GBR) II Paris 1900
Special thanks to Serguey Shklyar

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