Belostenny, in 1980.
|Born||February 24, 1959|
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Died||May 24, 2010 (aged 51)|
|Listed height||2.14 m (7 ft 0 in)|
|Listed weight||118 kg (260 lb)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Alexander Mikhaylovich Belostenny (Ukrainian: Олександр Михайлович Білостінний; Russian: Александр Михайлович Белостенный; February 24, 1959 – May 25, 2010) was a Ukrainian professional basketball player. He was a member of the senior Soviet national team, from 1977 to 1992, except for an absence during a single competition, EuroBasket 1987. At a height of 2.14 m (7'0 1⁄4") tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lbs.), he played at the center position.
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 FIBA Korać Cup. He was a FIBA European Selection, in 1979.
Soviet Union national team
As a player of the senior 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 won four medals, one gold (1982) and three silvers (1978, 1986, and 1990).
Awards and accomplishments
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- FIBA Profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Oleksandr Bielostienniy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Spanish League Profile (in Spanish)
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