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Ralph Bishop

Full name: Ralph English Bishop
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: October 1, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 1, 1974 in Santa Clara, California, United States
Affiliations: Washington Huskies, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Ralph Bishop was a center at the University of Washington. In 1936 their team finished third in the Olympic Trials and was therefore allowed to select one player to join the 14-man Olympic basketball roster. Bishop did not play a lot at the Games but he had great success on the trip to Berlin. He won the U.S. Olympic team’s ping-pong tournament by defeating fellow hoopster Sam Balter in the finals. After the Olympics, Bishop played AAU basketball for several years.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 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 20 Berlin Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-14 USA 19, CAN 8 0
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-13 USA 25, MEX 10 4
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Basketball United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-12 USA 56, PHI 23 0
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