Antonio Genato

Antonio Genato (born 9 June 1929) is a retired Filipino basketball player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics, the 1956 Summer Olympics and at the 1954 FIBA World Championship.[1][2]

Antonio Genato
Personal information
Born (1929-06-09) 9 June 1929
NationalityFilipino
Career information
CollegeSan Beda College
Career history
1952–?YCO Painters
?Elizalde Ball Club

Biography

Genato had his high school education at the San Beda College. He did not play competitive basketball during his high school years due to a lack of competitions during the war years. Genato took his pre-med studies also in San Beda. He played three seasons for the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA. After finishing his pre-med studies at San Beda, Genato took a course in Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas and joined the YCO in 1952.[2] Genato joined the YCO Athletic Club in 1952. He also worked as manager of Samar Mining during his stint for the Elizalde ball club.

Genato retired from competitive basketball in 1959 at the age of 30. He also became coach of the defunct Great Taste Coffee Makers of the Philippine Basketball Association.[2]

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Antonio Genato". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  2. Henson, Joaquin (1 January 2015). "Olympic dream must never die". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
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