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Krešimir Ćosić

Full name: Krešimir Ćosić
Other name(s): Крешимир Ћосић
Gender: Male
Height: 6-10 (209 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: November 26, 1948 in Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
Died: May 25, 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: KK Zadar, Zadar (CRO) / BYU Cougars, Provo (USA) / KK Cibona, Zagreb (CRO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Krešimir Ćošić was the first great Yugoslav basketball player and the first to train overseas. Ćošić attended Brigham Young University, where he played basketball for three years, and converted to the Mormon faith. At 2.06 metres (6-9), Ćošić played power forward or center and won three Olympic medals – gold in 1980 and silver in 1968 and 1976. Ćošić also helped Yugoslavia win two world championships (1970, 1974) and three European championships (1973, 1975, 1977). He was the third international player inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He later worked as a Croatian Diplomat at their embassy in the United States. He died fairly young from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Ćošić served to proselytize the Mormon religion in Croatia, converting many Croats, and also translated the Book of Mormon into Croatian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB TOV AST STL BLK
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 2 1968-10-23 USA 65, YUG 50 4
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1968-10-22 YUG 63, URS 62 6
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #4 1 1968-10-13 YUG 96, PAN 85 10
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #7 1 1968-10-14 YUG 93, PUR 72 2
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #9 1 1968-10-15 YUG 84, SEN 65 3
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #16 2 1968-10-16 USA 73, YUG 58 13
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #20 1 1968-10-18 YUG 80, ITA 69 16
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #23 1 1968-10-19 YUG 92, ESP 79 15
1968 Summer 19 Ciudad de México Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group A Match #27 1 1968-10-20 YUG 89, PHI 68 0
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 5/6 1 1972-09-09 YUG 86, PUR 70 15 6
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1972-09-07 YUG 66, TCH 63 9 2
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #2 1 1972-08-27 YUG 85, ITA 78 28 1
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #8 1 1972-08-28 YUG 85, POL 64 20 0
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #11 2 1972-08-29 PUR 79, YUG 74 16 0
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #18 1 1972-09-01 YUG 81, FRG 56 11 3
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #21 1 1972-09-02 YUG 73, SEN 57 8 0
1972 Summer 23 München Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #27 2 1972-09-03 URS 74, YUG 67 21 4
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 2 1976-07-27 USA 95, YUG 74 15 6 3 2
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1976-07-26 YUG 89, URS 84 20 6 1 2
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1976-07-18 YUG 84, PUR 63 8 4 2 2
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #5 1 1976-07-20 YUG 99, TCH 81 8 11 2 1
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #7 2 1976-07-21 USA 112, YUG 93 12 3 0 0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #9 1 1976-07-22 YUG 88, ITA 87 4 4 2 1
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 1 1980-07-30 YUG 86, ITA 77 2 2 2 1 1
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #3 1 1980-07-25 YUG 102, ITA 81 7 10 1 3 0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #5 1 1980-07-26 YUG 112, CUB 84 8 5 1 0 1
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #8 1 1980-07-27 YUG 101, URS 91 14 8 2 3 0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #12 1 1980-07-29 YUG 96, BRA 95 18 7 1 0 1
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1980-07-21 YUG 104, SEN 67 6 10 2 1 0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #4 1 1980-07-22 YUG 129, POL 91 4 5 1 0 0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #6 1 1980-07-23 YUG 95, ESP 91 17 14 1 1 0
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