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Douglas Melville

Full name: Douglas McKenzie Melville
Gender: Male
Born: February 17, 1928 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Douglas Melville was the South African backstroke champion in 1946 and held that title at the Transvaal provincial level through 1949. He was most active in water polo, however, and spent over a decade as a member of the Transvaal provincial water polo team. His most notable tournament was the 1952 Summer Olympics, where the team lost its first qualification game against Belgium, won its second against Mexico, and came in third in its preliminary round, losing to Belgium and Spain but winning against Brazil. Melville played as a back in all five matches. By 1956 he was captain of the provincial team, but South Africa did not qualify for the Olympics that year. Out of the water, he was a proficient golfer and was a member of the Kensington Golf Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo South Africa RSA 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo South Africa RSA Group D Match #3 2 1952-07-27 ESP 3, RSA 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo South Africa RSA Group D Match #4 2 1952-07-28 BEL 4, RSA 0 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo South Africa RSA Group D Match #6 1 1952-07-29 RSA 9, BRA 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo South Africa RSA Qualifying Round Match #4 2 1952-07-25 BEL 6, RSA 5
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo South Africa RSA Qualifying Round Match #14 1 1952-07-26 RSA 4, MEX 0
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