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Marc Freiberger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMarcus Ross "Marc"•Freiberger
Used nameMarc•Freiberger
Born27 November 1928 in Amarillo, Texas (USA)
Died29 June 2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA)
Measurements211 cm / 98 kg
AffiliationsPeoria Caterpillars, Peoria (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

At 6-10 (2.08), Marc Freiberger was the tallest of four brothers, all of whom were at least 6-8 (2.03) tall. Backed by those genes, he had a distinguished career as a center at the University of Oklahoma, graduating in 1951. After graduation he joined the Peoria Caterpillars of the AAU leagues and played with them for two years, during which time he qualified for the 1952 Olympics. He left Peoria in 1953 to play with the Ada Oil Company team in 1954-55 before retiring from competitive basketball. Freiberger started his business career in Peoria but later left that company to become a manufacturer’s rep for machinery sales.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Marc Freiberger
Basketball, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold