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Mario Quintero

Full name: Mario César Quintero Padrón
Nickname(s): Risita
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: January 10, 1924 in San Luis, Pinar del Río, Cuba
Died: January 26, 2017 in Havana, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Mario Quintero played basketball for Cuba at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He also competed at the 1946 Central American and Caribbean Games, won a bronze medal at that tournament in 1950, and competed at the first Pan American Games in 1951.

Quintero later became much better known as a coach and referee, and in 1953 he was the first Cuban to receive international referee certification. He coached the Cuban women’s national team at the 1953 and 1956 World Championships, and the men’s team from 1959-68. He refereed in over 1,000 international games, including at the 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1980 Olympics, the 1974 and 1978 World Championships, at three Pan American Game, and four Central American and Caribbean Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Men's Basketball Cuba CUB 13
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Cuba CUB 13T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Final Round Match 15/16 1 1948-08-12 CUB 70, IRI 36
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Classification Round 9-16 Match #2 2 1948-08-12 PER 45, CUB 40
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Classification Round 13-16 Match #1 1 1948-08-12 CUB 35, ARG 34
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #2 2 1948-08-01 MEX 39, CUB 31
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #4 2 1948-08-02 FRA 37, CUB 31
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #8 1 1948-08-05 CUB 88, IRL 25
1948 Summer 24 London Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #9 1 1948-08-06 CUB 63, IRI 30
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group A Match #1 1 1952-07-14 CUB 59, BEL 51 5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group A Match #4 2 1952-07-17 BUL 62, CUB 56 19
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group A Playoff 1 1952-07-18 CUB 71, BEL 63 13
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #2 2 1952-07-25 CHI 53, CUB 52 5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #4 2 1952-07-25 FRA 58, CUB 42 4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Cuba CUB Group D Match #6 2 1952-07-27 EGY 66, CUB 55 12
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