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Uļjana Semjonova

Full name: Uļjana Semjonova
Other name(s): Ulyana Larionovna Semyonova, Ульяна Ларионовна Семёнова
Gender: Female
Height: 6-10.5 (210 cm)
Weight: 282 lbs (128 kg)
Born: March 9, 1952 in Medumi, Daugavpils novads, Latvia
Affiliations: TTT Daugawa, Riga
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

At 2.16 metres (7-1) and 129 kg. (285 lbs.), Uljana Semjonova helped the Soviet Union dominate women's basketball between 1958 and 1976. During that time the Soviet Union did not lose an international game. Semjonova began playing for the national team in 1971, and them win Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1980, and World Championships in 1971, 1975, and 1983. She also helped the Soviets to European championships in 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1983. She was finally dropped from the Soviet team when, despite her great size, she was no longer able to run the guard adequately to keep up with the whippet-quick American players. In 1992 she became the first non-American woman inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Women's Basketball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Women's Basketball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Women's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST TOV STL BLK
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #2 1 1976-07-19 URS 115, CAN 51 12 10 0 0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #6 1 1976-07-20 URS 88, TCH 75 26 11 2 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #7 1 1976-07-22 URS 91, BUL 68 7 4 1 1
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #12 1 1976-07-23 URS 112, USA 77 32 19 0 0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #15 1 1976-07-26 URS 98, JPN 75 20 18 4 3
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1980-07-30 URS 104, BUL 73 27 21 3 1 0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #2 1 1980-07-20 URS 97, YUG 62 16 15 0 3 0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #5 1 1980-07-22 URS 122, BUL 83 32 12 0 1 0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #9 1 1980-07-24 URS 119, ITA 53 22 10 0 2 0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #11 1 1980-07-26 URS 95, CUB 56 16 9 0 3 0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Basketball Soviet Union URS Round-Robin Match #15 1 1980-07-28 URS 120, HUN 62 18 8 1 3 0
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