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Mirza Delibašić

Full name: Mirza Delibašić
Original name: Мирза Делибашић
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (197 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: January 9, 1954 in Tuzla, Tuzlanski kanton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: December 8, 2001 in Sarajevo, Kanton Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Affiliations: KK Bosna, Sarajevo (BIH)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Basketball

Related Olympians: Husband of Slavica Šuka.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

In 2000, Mirza Delibašić was named Bosnia's top athlete of all-time. Although he started out with a Bosnian title in tennis in 1968, he earned that award playing basketball. He played guard for Bosna Sarajevo (1972-1981), and led the team to the Yugoslav title in 1979 and a victory in the 1979 Euroleague. He then left to play for Real Madrid in Spain, winning the national title there in 1982. With the national team, Delibašić won every prize available. In 1975 and 1977, Yugoslavia won the European Championships, followed by a World Title in 1978 and Olympic gold in 1980. It should be noted that no American team was present in 1980, and that the U.S. was represented by the Christian "Athletes in Action" in 1978.

The 176-fold international experienced various health problems following the end of his career in 1983, and succumbed to lung cancer in 2001. His funeral in Sarajevo was attended by thousands of people, including many of his former teammates for the Yugoslav national team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver
1980 Summer 26 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 AST TOV STL BLK
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 2 1976-07-27 USA 95, YUG 74 6 3 9 1
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1976-07-26 YUG 89, URS 84 7 1 0 0
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1976-07-18 YUG 84, PUR 63 14 2 3 0
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #5 1 1976-07-20 YUG 99, TCH 81 14 1 1 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #7 2 1976-07-21 USA 112, YUG 93 20 0 3 2
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #9 1 1976-07-22 YUG 88, ITA 87 9 2 1 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Final Round Match 1/2 1 1980-07-30 YUG 86, ITA 77 20 3 2 1 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #3 1 1980-07-25 YUG 102, ITA 81 17 5 1 0 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #5 1 1980-07-26 YUG 112, CUB 84 7 3 3 1 1
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #8 1 1980-07-27 YUG 101, URS 91 15 1 1 2 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Semi-Final Group Match #12 1 1980-07-29 YUG 96, BRA 95 21 2 1 0 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1980-07-21 YUG 104, SEN 67 14 2 4 0 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #4 1 1980-07-22 YUG 129, POL 91 21 2 1 1 0
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #6 1 1980-07-23 YUG 95, ESP 91 8 2 2 1 2