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Chris Christensen

Full name: Devere Woodrow "Chris" Christensen
Gender: Male
Born: November 15, 1918 in Hamilton, Iowa, United States
Died: December 12, 2013 in [unknown], California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Chris Christensen competed for Fullerton Junior College, and then UCLA, graduating in 1940. He played club water polo for the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC). Christensen helped his teams to several titles, winning the Southern Cal Junior College Championship in 1936 with Fullerton, Pacific Coast Conference titles with UCLA in 1937 and 1939, and AAU outdoor titles with LAAC in 1941 and 1947-48.

Christensen served in the Marines during World War II as a pilot, earning a Distinguished Service Cross and three Air Medals. He was later in the reserves, leaving after 30 years in 1972 as a Colonel. Christensen worked for Union Oil of California (UNOCAL) from 1948-81, becoming a vice-president and general manager of the company. He was also with Unigas from 1966-81, serving as a budget and distribution manager.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 9T

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1948 Summer 29 London Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1948-08-03 SWE 7, USA 0
1948 Summer 29 London Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1948-07-30 USA 7, URU 0
1948 Summer 29 London Water Polo United States USA Group A Match #3 1T 1948-07-31 USA 4, BEL 4 1
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