Michael Ah Matt

30/11/1942 – 1984

Michael Ah Matt was born in Queensland, raised in Darwin and played most of his basketball in South Australia. He competed at Tokyo 1964. Michael was also in the 1968 Australian team that missed out on competing at Mexico City 1968 as it was unsuccessful at the final pre-Olympics qualifying tournament. 

With Adrian Blair and Frank Roberts, Ah Matt was a member of the first group of indigenous athletes in the Australian Olympic team. 

He is a member of the Aboriginal and Islander Sports Hall of Fame and in 2010 he was inducted into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Olympic Results

1964 Tokyo

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 08 - USA V AUS HT: 36-20 USA 78-45 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 22 - YUG V AUS HT: 33-32, FT: 65-65 YUG 74-70 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 33 - FIN V AUS HT: 31-26 FIN 61-59 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 14 - AUS V PER HT: 47-33 PER 81-62 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 48 - URU V AUS HT: 30-29 URU 58-57 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 54 - BRA V AUS HT: 28-24 BRA 69-57 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 31 - AUS V KOR HT: 31-19 KOR 65-58 Loss
Classification 9-12 HT: 33-25 MEX 70-58 Win
Classification 9-10 HT: 64-57 JPN 64-57 Win
Final Placing 9 / 13