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Bill Lienhard

Full name: William Barner "Bill" Lienhard
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 14, 1930 in Slaton, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Kansas Jayhawks, Lawrence (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Bill Lienhard played on the great Kansas team which won the 1952 NCAA championship, but really played very little basketball after college. He played in Helsinki on the 1952 gold medalists, but after returning from Europe joined up with the Air Force and played two years of service basketball. He retired from competitive basketball after that, spurning a chance to play AAU ball. After leaving the Air Force he became a very successful banker in Kansas.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1952-07-29 USA 103, CHI 55 5
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group B Match #5 1 1952-07-30 USA 57, BRA 53 6
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #1 1 1952-07-25 USA 66, HUN 48 3
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1952-07-27 USA 57, URU 44 0
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