Former Soviet great Olympian Sergei Belov dies at 69

Moscow: CSKA Moscow basketball club says former Soviet great Sergei Belov has died. He was 69.CSKA says Belov died on Thursday in the Ural Mountains city of Perm. It didn't specify the cause of death.Belov
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India TV News Desk October 03, 2013 21:00 IST
Moscow: CSKA Moscow basketball club says former Soviet great Sergei Belov has died. He was 69.



CSKA says Belov died on Thursday in the Ural Mountains city of Perm. It didn't specify the cause of death.

Belov helped the Soviets to the gold medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics, scoring 20 points in the famous 51-50 win over the United States in the final.

The shooting guard also won three Olympic bronze medals and two world championship titles.

Belov lit the Olympic cauldron at the 1980 Games in Moscow. He coached the Russian national team in 1993-99.

Belov played for CSKA Moscow for 13 seasons, winning 11 titles. He later coached the club for three years, leading it to two titles.

Belov became the first international player inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He was inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.
 
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