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Juris Kalniņš

Full name: Juris Kalniņš
Other name(s): Yury Petrovich Kalnynsh, Юрий Петрович Калныньш
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 8, 1938 in RÄ«ga, RÄ«ga, Latvia
Died: February 9, 2010
Affiliations: ASK RÄ«ga, RÄ«ga (LAT)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Playing as a shooting guard and small forward, Latvian Juris Kalniņš was on the Soviet national team from 1962-64. He won silver at the 1964 Olympics, bronze at the 1963 World Championships, and a European title in 1963. On a club level, Kalniņš started with Spartak Rīga from 1955-59. In 1965 he played with VEF Riga and from 1960-64 and 1966-70 he was with ASK Rīga. He was on the Soviet champions in 1956, and won silver at the 1962 and 1964, and bronzes at the 1959 and 1963 Soviet championships. Kalniņš also won a FIBA European Champions Cup (now re-branded as EuroLeague) in 1958-60 and was runner up in 1961. After finishing his sporting career, Kalniņš ran a coffee shop in Rīga and also remained active in basketball circles, winning gold with the Latvian team at the 1997 World Veteran Championships in the M55+ category.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1964-10-23 USA 73, URS 59 4
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1964-10-21 URS 53, BRA 47 2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #4 1 1964-10-11 URS 87, CAN 52 7
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #7 1 1964-10-12 URS 87, MEX 76 8
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #11 1 1964-10-13 URS 84, HUN 42 8
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #13 1 1964-10-14 URS 82, PUR 63 8
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #19 1 1964-10-16 URS 72, JPN 59 0
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #23 1 1964-10-17 URS 74, POL 65 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #28 1 1964-10-18 URS 76, ITA 67 12
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