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Gennady Volnov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGennady Georgiyevich•Volnov
Used nameGennady•Volnov
Original nameГеннадий Георгиевич•Вольнов
Born28 November 1939 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Died15 July 2008 in Konakovo, Tver (RUS)
Measurements200 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsCSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

A 2-metre forward, Gennady Volnov played most of his basketball career for CSKA Moskva, after starting out with Moskva Burevestnik. He was one of the most titled players in European basketball. With CSKA Moskva he won three European Club titles – 1963, 1969, and 1971 – and 10 Soviet club titles. He is one of only two men (with Sergey Belov) to have won four Olympic baskeball medals, topped by the 1972 gold. He also played on teams that won the European title six times (1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, and 1969), as well as helping the Soviet team to the 1967 World Championship.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS RUS Gennady Volnov
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS RUS Gennady Volnov
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1968 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS RUS Gennady Volnov
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) URS RUS Gennady Volnov
Basketball, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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