Heino Kruus

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Olympic medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Men's basketball
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki Team competition
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1951 France USSR
Gold medal – first place 1953 USSR USSR

Heino Kruus (Russian: Хейно Рихардович Крууc; 30 September 1926 – 24 June 2012) was an Estonian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1] He trained at VSS Kalev in Tallinn[2]

He was a member of the Soviet team, which won the silver medal. He played in all eight matches.


  1. ^ "Suri olümpiahõbe Heino Kruus - Sport, Korvpall - Postimees.ee" (in Estonian). Sport.postimees.ee. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  2. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 306. 

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