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Kazys Petkevičius

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKazys•Petkevičius
Used nameKazys•Petkevičius
Other namesKazis Pavlovich Petkyavichyus, Казис Павлович Петкявичюс
Born1 January 1926 in Steigviliai (LTU)
Died14 October 2008 in Kaunas (LTU)
AffiliationsŽalgiris Kaunas, Kaunas (LTU) / Burevestnik Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuania

Biography

Shooting guard Kazys Petkevičius began playing basketball with Žalgiris Kaunas in 1945, playing there until 1953. In 1954 he was with SKIF Leningrad, before finishing his career with Burevestnik Leningrad from 1955-58. With Žalgiris, Petkevičius won Soviet titles in 1947 and 1951. He also won silvers at the Soviet championships in 1949 and 1952 and bronze in 1953. He was on the Soviet national team from 1947-56 and he won Olympic silvers in 1952 and 1956, European titles in 1947 and 1953, and a bronze at the 1955 Europeans. After finishing his sporting career, Petkevičius worked as a basketball coach. He was head coach of the Lithuanian SSR national team from 1959-62 and head coach of Žalgiris Kaunas from 1960-62. He later worked for many years as a children’s coach in Kaunas. In the 2000s he was the coach at the Arvydas Sabonis Basketball School and was the coach of the Žalgiris Kaunas B team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS LTU Kazys Petkevičius
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS LTU Kazys Petkevičius
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver

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