Irving Meretsky

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Olympic medal record
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Silver 1936 Berlin Team competition

Irving "Toots" Meretsky (May 17, 1912 – May 18, 2006) was a Canadian basketball player.

Personal Life[edit]

He is the uncle of lawyer Harvey Thomas Strosberg[1]

Career[edit]

He competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. Born in Windsor, Ontario, he was part of the Canadian basketball team, which won the silver medal. He played two games.

He was Jewish, and was one of a number of Jewish athletes who won medals at the Nazi Olympics in Berlin in 1936.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=e0620b51-c36e-443f-aa14-50c7bd7f9258&sponsor=
  2. ^ "The Nazi Olympics (Berlin 1936)—Jewish Athletes; Olympic Medalists". United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 

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