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Kazys Petkevičius

Full name: Kazys Petkevičius
Other name(s): Kazis Pavlovich Petkyavichyus, Казис Павлович Петкявичюс
Gender: Male
Born: January 1, 1926 in Steigviliai, Å iauliai, Lithuania
Died: October 14, 2008 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Žalgiris Kaunas, Kaunas (LTU) / Burevestnik Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Shooting guard Kazys Petkevičius began playing basketball with Žalgiris Kaunas in 1945, playing there until 1953. In 1954 he was with SKIF Leningrad, before finishing his career with Burevestnik Leningrad from 1955-58. With Žalgiris, Petkevičius won Soviet titles in 1947 and 1951. He also won silvers at the Soviet championships in 1949 and 1952 and bronze in 1953. He was on the Soviet national team from 1947-56 and he won Olympic silvers in 1952 and 1956, European titles in 1947 and 1953, and a bronze at the 1955 Europeans. After finishing his sporting career, Petkevičius worked as a basketball coach. He was head coach of the Lithuanian SSR national team from 1959-62 and head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas from 1960-62. He later worked for many years as a children’s coach in Kaunas. In the 2000s he was the coach at the Arvydas Sabonis Basketball School and was the coach of the Žalgiris Kaunas B team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1952-07-31 URS 61, URU 57 2
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 2 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 11
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-29 URS 54, BRA 49 5
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #6 1 1952-07-30 URS 78, CHI 60 10
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #1 1 1952-07-25 URS 74, BUL 46 9
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-25 URS 47, FIN 35 11
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #6 1 1952-07-27 URS 71, MEX 62 9
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1956-12-01 USA 89, URS 55 3
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-30 URS 56, FRA 49
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 1 1956-11-27 URS 87, BRA 68 12
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #3 1 1956-11-28 URS 66, BUL 56 5
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #5 2 1956-11-29 USA 85, URS 55 0
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-22 URS 97, CAN 59 10
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 2 1956-11-24 FRA 76, URS 67 4
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #5 1 1956-11-26 URS 91, SGP 42 2
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