Thursday, April 12, 2007

1952, Helsinki: The team of Spain

The Spanish team that took part at Helsinki, 1952 Olympic Games.

Photo: from left to right standing: Jose Bazan, Bandy Zolyomy (coach), Antonio Subirana, Juan Luis Abellan and Leandro Ribera.
Seating: Ricardo Conte, Roberto Querali and Agustin Msetres. (missing from the photo: Juan Serra, Amadeo Duran and Francisco Castillo).

The results of the Spanish team were: Eliminatory: Spain vs Brasil: 3-2, Quarter Finals: Belgium - Spain: 5-4, Spain - South Africa: 3-1, Spain - Brazil: 6-4, Semifinals: Spain - Italy: 1-2, Spain - USA 4-6, Finals 5th to 8th place: Spain - USSR: 3-4 and Spain - Holland: 1-7. Spain at Helsinki has been ranked 8th.
Source: courtesy of Juan Antonio Sierra; Historia del Water Polo Espanol 1908-1994

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