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Chuck Darling

Full name: Charles Frick "Chuck" Darling
Gender: Male
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
Weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
Born: June 20, 1933 in Denison, Iowa, United States
Affiliations: Phillips 66ers, Bartlesville (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Chuck Darling was a star at every level of basketball he played, although he never attempted a career in the NBA. In high school he was All-State in both Montana and Colorado before moving on to the University of Iowa. At Iowa he made All-Big Ten in 1951 and 1952, and was voted the league’s most valuable player, and an All-American, in 1952 – all this while making Phi Beta Kappa academically. Although Darling was drafted first by the Rochester Royals, he spurned their offers and instead played AAU ball with the Phillips 66 Oilers. He put that association to good use, using his geology background to become an executive of the corporation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-27 USA 85, BUL 44 3
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1956-11-28 USA 113, BRA 51 9
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1956-11-29 USA 85, URS 55 11
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-23 USA 98, JPN 40 11
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1956-11-24 USA 101, THA 29 12
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1956-11-26 USA 121, PHI 53 10