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Joseph Pletinckx

Full name: Joseph Pletinckx
Gender: Male
Born: June 13, 1888
Died: 1971
Affiliations: Cercle de Natation de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (BEL)
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Joseph Pletinckx is one of the few water polo players to have won medals at four consecutive Olympics (1908-1924), three silver and one bronze. Many sources use the spelling Pletincx, which is a misspelling, according to Belgian sources. In 1926 he was captain of the Belgian team that won the first European Championship in water polo. With his club Cercle de Natation de Bruxelles, Pletinckx was a 13-time Belgian champion and won another 13 national titles in swimming over various distances between 400 and 1,200 m. After his active career, he stayed connected with the swimming sport as a coach and official. In 1988 Pletinckx was the first swimmer from Belgium to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 19 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 2 Silver
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 2 Silver
1924 Summer 35 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 19 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-07-22 GBR 9, BEL 2 0
1908 Summer 19 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-20 BEL 8, SWE 4 2
1908 Summer 19 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-15 BEL 8, NED 1 1
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Water Polo Belgium BEL Round One Match #1 2 1912-07-07 GBR 7, BEL 5
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Belgium BEL Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-27 GBR 3, BEL 2 0
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-26 BEL 5, SWE 3 0
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1920-08-24 BEL 2, NED 1 0
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Belgium BEL Consolation Round Match #2 1 1920-08-28 BEL 7, USA 2
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Water Polo Belgium BEL Round One Match #4 1 1920-08-23 BEL 11, SUI 0 4
1924 Summer 35 Paris Water Polo Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-16 BEL 5, TCH 1 1
1924 Summer 35 Paris Water Polo Belgium BEL Consolation Round Match #3 1 1924-07-19 BEL 2, USA 1 0
1924 Summer 35 Paris Water Polo Belgium BEL Consolation Round Match #4 1 1924-07-20 BEL 2, USA 1 0
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