Water polo

Eighteen nations fielded a team in these games, which were ultimately won by Italy, who were undefeated throughout. The tournament was conducted in a mult-tier bracket, with the best four teams from the group stages participating in a final round-robin bracket. Silver was claimed by Hungary, and bronze by the Netherlands.Final results for the water polo tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics played at Finchley Lido: Medal summary Gold Silver Bronze Italy Ermenegildo Arena Emilio Bulgarelli Pasquale Buonocore Aldo Ghira Mario Majoni Geminio Ognio Gianfranco Pandolfini Tullo Pandolfini Cesare Rubini Hungary Jeno Brandi Oszkar Csuvik Dezso Fabian Dezso Gyarmati Endre Gyorfi Miklos Holop Laszlo Jeney Dezso Lemhenyi Karoly Szittya Istvan Szivos Netherlands Cor Braasem Hennie Keetelaar Nijs Korevaar Joop Rohner Frits Ruimschotel Piet Salomons Frits Smol Hans Stam Ruud van Feggelen Round One 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 wo teams of each group were qualified for the second round, while the third placed team was eliminated. Round Two In the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three 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 semi-finals, while the third placed team was eliminated. Semi-finals As in the second round each team in a group played each other team in the same group unless they had met in a previous round. In this case the previous result stood and was carried forward to this group. So in each group only three 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.

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