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Water Polo at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: August 4, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Events: 1

Participants: 112 (112 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: ESP Angel Sabata (17 years, 130 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Paul Radmilovic (42 years, 152 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


The 1928 water polo tournament was held at the Zwemstadion (Swim Stadium) in Amsterdam, which was also the site of the swimming and diving events, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. Fourteen teams contested a single-elimination tournament. The two teams advancing to the final match, Germany and Hungary, won the gold and silver medals, respectively. A third-place tournament was then conducted in a modified Bergvall format, with all the teams losing to either Germany or Hungary contesting a single-elimination tournament for the bronze medal.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Water Polo GER Germany HUN Hungary FRA France