Alexander Belostenny

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Alexander Belostenny
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Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing the  Soviet Union
Summer Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Team
FIBA World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1978 Philippines Team
Gold medal – first place 1982 Colombia Team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Spain Team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Argentina Team
FIBA EuroBasket
Silver medal – second place 1977 Belgium Team
Gold medal – first place 1979 Italy Team
Gold medal – first place 1981 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1983 France Team
Gold medal – first place 1985 West Germany Team
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Yugoslavia Team

Alexander Mikhaylovich Belostenny (Ukrainian: Олександр Михайлович Білостінний; Russian: Александр Михайлович Белостенный ; February 24, 1959 – May 25, 2010) was a Ukrainian basketball player. He was a member of the Soviet national team from 1977 to 1992, except for an absence during a single competition, EuroBasket 1987. Alexander Belostenny died on May 25, 2010, from lung cancer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Belostenny spent most of his club career at Budivelnyk from Kyiv, and was a leading player in its only Soviet Union League title in 1989. Late in his career, he played with the German club HERZOGtel Trier, where he also competed in the Korać Cup.

Soviet Union national team[edit]

As a player of the Soviet national team, Belostenny won three gold medals at the FIBA EuroBasket (EuroBasket 1979, EuroBasket 1981, and EuroBasket 1985), one gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, and one bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympic Games. In addition, he is one of the top medalists in FIBA World Cup history, having four medals, one gold (1982) and three silver (1978, 1986, and 1990).


  1. ^ TBB Trier website Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. (in German)

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