Ray Borner

1962 –

Ray Borner was one of the mainstays of the men’s basketball team at four Olympics, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996. The team’s best results over that time were fourth placings at Seoul and Atlanta. 

In 1985, Borner was the first Australian player to win the National Basketball League’s (NBL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, with all previous winners being from the United States. The next Australian winner of the NBL MVP was Andre Gaze, six seasons later. Borner played in four world championships. 

He is a member of the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2009, he received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) ‘for ‘service to basketball’.

 

Olympic Results

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V KOR HT: 64-37 KOR 111-88 Win
Preliminaries Group B - YUG V AUS HT: 54-28 YUG 91-68 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V BRA HT: 41-46 BRA 109-101 Win
Preliminaries Group B - PUR V AUS HT: 53-51 PUR 96-101 Win
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V GRE HT: 52-30 GRE 103-62 Win
Quarter Final HT: 41-33 CRO 73-71 Win
Semi Final HT: 51-41 USA 101-73 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 36-34 LTU 80-74 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 12

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group B - PUR V AUS HT: 31-57, FT: 76-116 PUR 76-116 Win
Preliminaries Group B - EUN V AUS HT: 35-31, FT: 85-63 EUN 85-63 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - VEN V AUS HT: 27-43, FT: 71-78 VEN 71-78 Win
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V CHN HT: 39-28, FT: 88-66 CHN 88-66 Win
Preliminaries Group B - AUS V LTU HT: 46-45, FT: 87-98 LTU 87-98 Loss
Quarter Final HT: 41-31, FT: 98-65 CRO 98-65 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 52-44, FT: 109-79 GER 109-79 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 44-38, FT: 90-80 BRA 90-80 Loss
Final Placing 6 / 12

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group A - Match 06 - AUS V URS HT: 35-53, FT: 69-91 URS 69-91 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 13 - AUS V KOR HT: 51-39, FT: 95-75 KOR 95-75 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 09 - AUS V CAF HT: 57-35, FT: 106-67 CAF 106-67 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 12 - AUS V YUG HT: 43-52, FT: 78-98 YUG 78-98 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 01 - AUS V PUR HT: 50-36, FT: 81-77 PUR 81-77 Win
Quarter Final HT: 40-41, FT: 74-77 ESP 74-77 Win
Semi Final HT: 31-44, FT: 70-91 YUG 70-91 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 29-52, FT: 49-78 USA 49-78 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 12

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Basketball - Men
Preliminaries Group A - Match 05 - AUS V BRA HT: 34-38, FT: 76-72 BRA 76-72 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 09 - YUG V AUS HT: 39-28, FT: 94-64 YUG 94-64 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 21 - ITA V AUS HT: 48-48, FT: 93-82 ITA 93-82 Loss
Preliminaries Group A - Match 13 - FRG V AUS HT: 36-31, FT: 66-67 FRG 66-67 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 25 - AUS V HT: 38-37, FT: 94-78 EGY 94-78 Win
Quarter Final HT: 45-38, FT: 101-93 ESP 101-93 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 40-41, FT: 101-95 URU 101-95 Loss
Classification 7-8 HT: 46-42, FT: 83-78 FRG 83-78 Win
Final Placing 8 / 12