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Marvin Burns

Full name: Marvin Duane Burns
Nickname(s): Ace
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: July 6, 1928 in Santa Ana, California, United States
Died: June 24, 1990
Affiliations: Lynwood Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Marvin “Ace” Burns played water polo at Fullerton Junior College and then Southern Cal where he was twice an All-American. He worked for several years as a lifeguard at Huntington Beach. Burns played for the United States at the 1952 and 1960 Olympics. He also competed at the 1951 and 1955 Pan American Games, winning a bronze medal in 1951 and a silver medal in 1955. Burns competed for the Lynwood Swim Club and the Whittier Club. He later took up bodysurfing and was an annual age-group finalist in the World Bodysurfing Championships. Burns worked as a dentist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 4
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 7

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #2 2 1952-08-01 YUG 4, USA 2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #3 2 1952-08-02 HUN 4, USA 0 0
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1952-07-30 USA 4, BEL 2 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1952-07-30 USA 6, ESP 4
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1952-07-28 ITA 5, USA 4
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #2 2 1960-08-31 YUG 6, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1960-09-01 USA 7, NED 6 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1960-09-02 GER 4, USA 3 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #2 2 1960-08-26 HUN 7, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 5, BEL 2 0
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