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Boris Kristančič

Full name: Boris Kristančič
Other name(s): Boris Kristančić, Борис Кристанчић
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 2, 1932 in Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
Died: October 28, 2015 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Boris Kristančič competed for the Yugoslav national basketball team from 1951-60, earning 81 caps. He competed at the 1954 World Championships, the 1957 and 1959 European Championships, and the 1960 Olympics. He was the first Slovenian to compete abroad, playing with Stella Azzuro in Italy. Kristančič was also captain of the Yugoslav national squad for six years.

When Slovenia achieved its independence, Kristančič was instrumental in helping them form a national basketball federation and joining FIBA. He was also President of the major men’s league in Slovenia. For his work in sports he was given the Order of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia, and in 1970 was give the Bloudek Award.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Men's Basketball Yugoslavia YUG 6

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 2 1960-09-01 USA 104, YUG 42 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #3 2 1960-09-02 URS 88, YUG 61 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #5 1 1960-09-03 YUG 94, URU 83 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 1 1960-09-07 YUG 95, POL 81 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Classification Round 5-8 Match #4 2 1960-09-09 TCH 98, YUG 93 0
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #1 1 1960-08-26 YUG 67, BUL 62 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #3 1 1960-08-27 YUG 62, FRA 61 5
1960 Summer 28 Roma Basketball Yugoslavia YUG Group B Match #5 2 1960-08-29 TCH 76, YUG 64 1
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