As a basketball player, he was a FIBA World Cup champion in 1950, who also competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics, and at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Furlong was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in September 2007.
Following his basketball retirement, he played tennis. He was the coach of the Argentine Davis Cup team. In 1977, his last year as a tennis coach, his team reached the semifinals of the 1977 Davis Cup.
Furlong died on June 11, 2018 in Buenos Aires at the age of 90.
References[change | change source]
- "Oscar Furlong Olympic Results". Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- Murió Oscar Furlong, campeón mundial de básquetbol con la Argentina en 1950 (in Spanish)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Oscar Furlong FIBA Hall of Fame Profile at FIBA
- Oscar Furlong Profile at fiba.com
- ‘El Primer Crack’ of Argentine Basketball: Oscar Furlong (in Spanish)
- "La primera gran estrella" Diario Olé (in Spanish)
- Biography (in Spanish)