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Carl Knowles

Full name: Carl Stanley Knowles
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 24, 1910 in San Diego, California, United States
Died: September 4, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Universal Pictures, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Carl Knowles played for UCLA in the late 20s and early 30s, captaining the team in his senior year He then played for the Universal Studios team which won the final Olympic trials in 1936 and contributed seven members of the 1936 Olympic team. He was several times named as AAU All-America and All-Pacific Coast in the late 30s. After his basketball days ended he worked for Universal Studios, mostly as a grip on movie sets. In his later years he was in ill health much of the time before passing away in 1981.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-14 USA 19, CAN 8 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-12 USA 56, PHI 23 4