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Ron Bontemps

Full name: Ronald Yngve "Ron" Bontemps
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 11, 1926 in Taylorville, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Peoria Caterpillars, Peoria (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After playing for tiny Beloit College and graduating from there in 1951, Ron Bontemps qualified for the 1952 Olympic team as a member of the Peoria Caterpillars AAU basketball team. Bontemps never played pro basketball, but instead opted for the AAU leagues where he starred for three years with the Caterpillars. It also worked out to be a fine career move as he took a job with the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1951 and worked for them during his entire business career.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1952-08-02 USA 36, URS 25 0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1952-07-31 USA 85, ARG 76 10
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 7
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1952-07-29 USA 103, CHI 55 10
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1952-07-30 USA 57, BRA 53 6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1952-07-25 USA 66, HUN 48 10
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1952-07-26 USA 72, TCH 47 9
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1952-07-27 USA 57, URU 44 8