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Charlie Borck

Full name: Charles "Charlie" Borck
Nickname(s): The Blonde Bombshell
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Born: January 4, 1917 in Manila, Manila, Philippines
Died: February 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Affiliations: San Beda College, Manila (PHI)
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Born to a German father and a Spanish mother, Charles "Charlie" Borck was nicknamed "The Blonde Bombshell" and played center for the San Beda College Red Lions men's basketball team (which won the National Open Championship in 1936) and the national team of the Philippines at the 1936 Summer Olympics where, at 6’1”, he was the tallest member of the team. He was also, for a time, a member of the Philippine National Soccer Team.

He continued to play basketball internationally for his country until his retirement in 1949, when he moved to the United States and worked as a brewer with Anheiser-Busch. When he died in February 2008, he was the last surviving member of his country's 1936 Olympic team. He was inducted into the Philippine National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 alongside his Olympic teammates Jacinto Cruz, Primitivo Martínez and Ambrosio Padilla and his college named him "Bedan of the Century" in 2001.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball Philippines PHI 5

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Philippines PHI Final Round Match 5/6 1 1936-08-14 PHI 33, URU 23
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Philippines PHI Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1936-08-12 USA 56, PHI 23 10
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Philippines PHI Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1936-08-13 PHI 32, ITA 14
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Philippines PHI Round Two Match #1 1 1936-08-09 PHI 32, MEX 30
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Basketball Philippines PHI Round Three Match #1 1 1936-08-11 PHI 39, EST 22
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