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Nelson Demarco

Full name: Nelson Walter Demarco Riccardi
Nickname(s): Fogata
Gender: Male
Born: February 6, 1925 in Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 22, 2009
Affiliations: Montevideo Basket Ball Club
Country: URU Uruguay
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Known as "Fogata" (Bonfire), Nelson Demarco was a member of the strong Uruguayan basketball team for about a decade. During this period, "La Celeste" (the Urguayan team) won four South American titles (1947, 1949, 1953 and 1955), after placing second in 1945. In addition, Demarco and Uruguay won two bronze medals at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics. He was less successful at the World Championships, placing 6th in 1954, and withdrawing from the inaugural 1950 event. Besides playing 47 matches for Uruguay, Demarco played for the Montevideo Basket Ball Club his entire career, leading the club to its first ever title in 1954.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Men's Basketball Uruguay URU 5
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Uruguay URU 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball Uruguay URU 3 Bronze

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Uruguay URU Final Round Match 5/6 1 1948-08-11 URU 50, CHI 32
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #1 1 1948-07-31 URU 69, GBR 17
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #4 2 1948-08-01 BRA 36, URU 32
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #9 1 1948-08-03 URU 46, ITA 34 2
1948 Summer 23 London Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #15 2 1948-08-05 CAN 52, URU 50
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Final Round Match 3/4 1 1952-08-01 URU 68, ARG 59 6
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1952-07-31 URS 61, URU 57 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #2 2 1952-07-28 FRA 68, URU 66 2
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #3 1 1952-07-29 URU 62, BUL 54 0
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #6 1 1952-07-30 URU 66, ARG 65 4
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #2 1 1952-07-25 URU 53, TCH 51 9
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Final Round Match 3/4 1 1956-12-01 URU 71, FRA 62
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1956-11-30 USA 101, URU 38 3
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #2 1 1956-11-27 URU 79, PHI 70 2
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #3 1 1956-11-28 URU 80, CHI 73 0
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group A Match #6 2 1956-11-29 FRA 66, URU 62 0
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group C Match #2 1 1956-11-23 URU 70, BUL 65 9
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group C Match #3 1 1956-11-24 URU 85, TPE 62 2
1956 Summer 31 Melbourne Basketball Uruguay URU Group C Match #6 1 1956-11-26 URU 83, KOR 60 9
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