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Eddie Decena

Full name: Eduardo "Eddie" Decena
Nickname(s): Long Tom
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: 1926 in Manila, Manila, Philippines
Died: November 1, 2002 in Manila, Manila, Philippines
Affiliations: De La Salle University, Manila (PHI)
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Basketball

Biography

A member of the La Salle Green Archers, Eddie Decena won the Philippines’s NCAA championships in 1947 and was voted the season’s Most Valuable Player. This earned him a spot on the national team for the 1948 Olympics. In an exhibition match against the Oakland Bittners following the Games, Decena sustained a knee injury and was forced to retire. He later became an accountant and died of prostate cancer at age 76.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Basketball Men's Basketball Philippines PHI 12

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Final Round Match 11/12 2 1948-08-12 BEL 38, PHI 34
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Classification Round 9-12 Match #2 2 1948-08-12 PER 40, PHI 29
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Classification Round 9-16 Match #3 1 1948-08-12 PHI 45, ARG 43
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #1 1 1948-07-31 PHI 102, IRQ 30
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #5 1 1948-08-01 PHI 35, KOR 33
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #7 2 1948-08-03 CHI 68, PHI 39
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #12 1 1948-08-04 PHI 51, CHN 32
1948 Summer London Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #13 2 1948-08-05 BEL 35, PHI 34
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