Kazimieras Petkevičius

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Kazys Petkevičius
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BornJanuary 1, 1926
Steigviliai, Lithuania
DiedOctober 14, 2008(2008-10-14) (aged 82)
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kazys Petkevičius (January 1, 1926 – October 14, 2008)[1] was a Lithuanian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics.[2] He trained at VSS Žalgiris in Kaunas and later at Burevestnik in Leningrad.[3]

Petkevičius graduated from the State Institute of Physical Education (now. Lithuanian Sports University) in 1949 and continued his post-graduate studies in Leningrad.[4]

Until the end of his life he worked as an assistant coach for the Lithuanian basketball club Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school.


  1. ^ "Mirė legendinis Kauno "Žalgirio" žaidėjas ir treneris K.Petkevičius" [The legendary player of Kaunas "Žalgiris" and trainer K.Petkevičius died]. EuroBasket.lt (in Lithuanian). 2008-10-15. Archived from the original on 2008-10-19.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kazimieras Petkevičius Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 307.
  4. ^ "Apdovanotuosius Santakos garbės ženklais sveikinsime Vasario 16-ąją" [We will congratulate the winners of Santai Honor on February 16th]. KaunoDiena.lt (in Lithuanian). 2006-01-14. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.

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