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Stasys Stonkus

Full name: Stanislovas "Stasys" Stonkus
Other name(s): Stasis Stasiovich Stonkus, Стасис Стасиович Стонкус
Gender: Male
Born: December 29, 1931 in Telšiai, Telšiai, Lithuania
Died: February 19, 2012 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Žalgiris Kaunas, Kaunas (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Stasys Stonkus played his entire career from 1950-58 with Žalgiris Kaunas. With Žalgiris, Stonkus was the Soviet champion in 1951, adding silver in 1952 and bronzes in 1953-56. He also won the 1953 Soviet Cup and was the Lithuanian SSR champion in 1950, 1952-55 and 1958. Stonkus was on the Soviet national team from 1952-57. He won Olympic silver in 1952 and 1956, was the European champion in 1957, and won bronze at the 1955 European Championships.

After retirement from sports, Stonkus, who had graduated from the Lithuanian State Institute of Physical Education (now Lithuanian Sports University) in 1954, worked his whole life with his alma mater. He was a lecturer until 1961, and from 1961-78 was head of the sports games department. In 1978 Stonkus worked briefly as a vice-rector at the university, before becoming the rector of his alma mater from 1978-90. From 1990-92 he was a professor in the sport games department, and from 1992-2009 was again the head of sport games department. From 1992-96 Stonkus served as vice-president of the Lithuanian Olympic Committee and from 1992-98 also worked as an advisor to the Lithuanian president in sports matters. Since 2007, Stonkus was also the chief editor of the Lithuanian Sports Encyclopaedia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 24 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 20 Helsinki Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 2 1952-07-28 USA 86, URS 58 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1956-11-30 URS 56, FRA 49
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #2 1 1956-11-27 URS 87, BRA 68 22
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #3 1 1956-11-28 URS 66, BUL 56 19
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-22 URS 97, CAN 59 19
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #4 2 1956-11-24 FRA 76, URS 67 7
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Basketball Soviet Union URS Group B Match #5 1 1956-11-26 URS 91, SGP 42 13
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