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John Gardiner

Full name: John Neville Gardiner
Nickname(s): Gadget
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: March 3, 1943 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Died: May 17, 2014 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Affiliations: Newcastle
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Basketball

Biography

John Gardiner, nicknamed “Gadget”, represented Australia at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the 1970 World Championships. Gardiner represented Newcastle for 15 years, winning 12 senior men’s championships in New South Wales. He was a member of the 1967 NSW team that won the national title. He started out playing for the Dynamo Club and later West Leagues. Although he was only 190 cm (6-3) he played a position similar to a modern-day power forward (#4).

Gardiner became a life member of Newcastle Basketball and Basketball Western Australia, and was the National Basketball League’s inaugural commissioner in 1979, running the competition alongside founding father Dr. John Raschke. Gardiner also coached for over 35 years, including 25 as director of the Perry Lake Hawks in Perth. He helped establish Western Australia’s State Basketball League as a coach, administrator and director on the board of Basketball Western Australia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball Australia AUS 9

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Final Round Match 9/10 1 1964-10-23 AUS 64, JPN 57 2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Classification Round 9-12 Match #1 1 1964-10-21 AUS 70, MEX 58 2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #4 2 1964-10-11 USA 78, AUS 45 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #11 2 1964-10-13 YUG 74, AUS 70 1
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #16 1 1964-10-14 AUS 65, KOR 58 7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #17 2 1964-10-16 FIN 61, AUS 59 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #24 2 1964-10-17 URU 58, AUS 57 2
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Basketball Australia AUS Group B Match #27 2 1964-10-18 BRA 69, AUS 57 0
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