EuroBasket 1951


EuroBasket 1951

The 1951 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1951, was the seventh regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Eighteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition, a record number and more than twice the number that had competed two years earlier. The competition was hosted by France, who had taken second place at Eurobasket 1949 behind 1949 hosts Egypt. The Vélodrome d'hiver, Paris was the location of the event [ [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_,qVPP9zLJKY121Ltl7u2L2.coid_h2pBsksyJ-cCHE,whyz0T3.articleMode_on.html Eurobasket History - The 50's] ] .

72 matches were held over the course of the tournament, including the three walkovers caused by Romania withdrawing after the competition schedule had been set.

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Results

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, the 18 teams were split up into four groups. Two of the groups had five teams each, with the others having four each. Romania withdrew, leaving 2 groups of 5, 1 group of 4, and 1 group of 3. The top two teams in each group advanced to the semifinal round. The seven teams that had placed third and fourth moved into the classification rounds, leaving one more spot in that round two be contested in a head-to-head match between the two fifth-place teams.

Group A

Group D

Classification round 1

The first classification round was played in two round-robin groups. Teams advanced into the second classification round depending on their results in the first round--first and second place teams played in the 9-12 segment of classification round 2 while third and fourth place teams played for 13th to 16th places.

Group 1

Classification 13/14

Classification 9/10

Group 2

Classification 7/8

Bronze medal match

Championship

Team rosters

1.Soviet Union: Otar Korkia, Stepas Butautas, Joann Lõssov, Anatoly Konev, Ilmar Kullam, Heino Kruus, Alexander Moiseev, Justinas Lagunavičius, Anatoly Belov, Vasili Kolpakov, Yuri Larionov, Evgeni Nikitin, Viktor Vlasov, Oleg Mamontov (Coach: Stepan Spandarian)

2.Czechoslovakia: Ivan Mrázek, Jiri Baumruk, Zdenek Bobrovsky, Miroslav Skerik, Jaroslav Sip, Jan Kozak, Miroslav Baumruk, Karel Belohradsky, Miroslav Dostal, Jindrich Kinsky, Zoltan Krenicky, Jiri Matousek, Milos Nebuchla, Arnost Novak, Karel Sobota, Zdenek Rylich, Stanislav Vykydal (Coach: Josef Andrle)

3.France: André Buffiere, René Chocat, Jacques Dessemme, Louis Devoti, Jacques Freimuller, Robert Guillin, Robert Monclar, Marc Peironne, Marc Quiblier, Jean-Pierre Salignon, Pierre Thiolon, André Vacheresse, Jean Perniceni, Justy Specker (Coach: Robert Busnel)

4.Bulgaria: Georgi Georgiev, Stefan Bankov, Nejcho Nejchev, Vladimir Slavov, Ilija Asenov, Petar Shishkov, Kiril Semov, Konstantin Totev, Anton Kuzov, Gencho Rashkov, Ivan Vladimirov, Dimitar Popov, Metodi Tomovski (Coach: Veselin Temkov)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_f43ulKJBGLcVnbH-aqLVu2.season_1951.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.html FIBA Europe Eurobasket 1951]
* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_f43ulKJBGLcVnbH-aqLVu2.season_1951.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.coid_mrncAZluJPw44kSejvZMs1.articleMode_on.html FIBA article]
* [http://www.eurobasket.com/events/ec/ec51.asp Eurobasket.com 1951 EChampionship]


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