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José Meneses

Full name: José Salvador Meneses Rentería
Nickname(s): Pistolas
Gender: Male
Born: January 11, 1924 in San Antonio de los Arenales, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: April 24, 2013 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Basketball

Biography

José Meneses was known for his shooting prowess, earning him the nickname “The Gun,” or “Pistolas.” Meneses studied at the the School of Physical Education of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. During his career he played on 10 national championship teams, and won one Octagonal Basketball title. Meneses played for Mexico at the 1952 Olympics, and helped them win the gold medal at the 1950 and 1954 Central American Games and the 1955 Pan-American Games. He was chosen for the 1956 Olympics, but a facial injury requiring surgery prevented him from competing and he retired shortly thereafter. A sports gym just north of Chihuaha was named in his honor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Mexico MEX 9T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Mexico MEX Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-25 MEX 66, FIN 48 14
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Mexico MEX Group B Match #3 2 1952-07-25 BUL 52, MEX 44 7
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Mexico MEX Group B Match #6 2 1952-07-27 URS 71, MEX 62 10
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