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Water Polo at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Date Started: August 4, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Events: 1

Participants: 41 (41 men and 0 women) from 5 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Herb Wildman (19 years, 333 days)
Oldest Participant: HUN István Barta (36 years, 357 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 25 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): 3 countries with 1 medal


The 1932 water polo tournament was held at the Olympic Park Swim Stadium in Los Angeles, which was also the site of the swimming and diving events, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. As with many Olympic events in 1932, participation was low, with only five teams entered, who contested a round-robin tournament, although only the German and United States’ teams played the requisite four games, after Brazil was suspended from the tournament and forfeited their final two matches.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Water Polo HUN Hungary GER Germany USA United States