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Tex Gibbons

Full name: John Haskell "Tex" Gibbons
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: October 7, 1907 in Elk City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 30, 1984 in La Habra, California, United States
Affiliations: McPherson Oilers, McPherson, Kansas (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


In the early 30s, John Gibbons played his basketball at Southwestern College of Winfield, Kansas, but after graduation, like many of the stars of his day, he joined the AAU leagues. He played for several AAU teams but it was as a member of the McPherson Oilers that he qualified for the 1936 Olympic team. Gibbons also taught and coached at UCLA, before joining the employ of Phillips Oil and spent a long career in the oil business.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 28 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 28 Berlin Basketball United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-09 USA 52, EST 28 6
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