EuroBasket 1955


EuroBasket 1955

The 1955 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1955, was the ninth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Eighteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Hungary, silver medal winners of Eurobasket 1953. Budapest was the location of the event.

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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 other two having four each. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round, while the other ten teams were relegated to classification play.

Group A

Group D

Classification round 2

Classification 17/18

Classification 13/14

Classification 9/10

Ending the Soviet Union's undefeated streak that had spanned 31 games and was into its 4th tournament, Czechoslovakia won 81-74 to bump the Soviet Union to 3-1, tied with a Hungarian team it had yet to face in direct competition in the final round.

Hungary's defeat of Romania clinched the gold medal for the hosts, who were the only 6-1 team in the final round. The Soviets and Czechoslovakia both finished at 5-2, with Czechoslovakia taking the silver medal and the Soviet Union, three-time gold medal winners, finished with a bronze medal.

Team rosters

1.Hungary: János Greminger, Tibor Mezőfi, László Tóth, Tibor Zsiros, László Bánhegyi, János Hódy, László Hódy, Pál Bogár, Péter Papp, János Simon, Tibor Czinkán, Tibor Cselkó, János Dallos, János Bencze (Coach: Janos Pader)

2.Czechoslovakia: Ivan Mrázek, Jiri Baumruk, Zdenek Bobrovsky, Miroslav Skerik, Jan Kozak, Jaroslav Sip, Radoslav Sip, Zdenek Rylich, Boris Lukasik, Jaroslav Tetiva, Lubomir Kolar, Jiri Matousek, Milan Merkl, Evzen Hornak (Coach: Josef Fleischlinger)

3.Soviet Union: Otar Korkia, Anatoly Konev, Alexander Moiseev, Mikhail Semyonov, Arkady Bochkarov, Yuri Ozerov, Kazimieras Petkevičius, Algirdas Lauritėnas, Gunārs Siliņš, Vladimir Torban, Viktor Vlasov, Stasys Stonkus, Mart Laga, Lev Reshetnikov (Coach: Konstantin Travin)

4.Bulgaria: Georgi Panov, Viktor Radev, Ilija Mirchev, Vladimir Ganchev, Konstantin Totev, Tsvjatko Barchovski, Gencho Rashkov, Metodi Tomovski, Vasil Manchenko, Emanuil Gjaurov, Anton Kuzov, Rajkov (Coach: Bozhidar Takev)

External links

* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_f43ulKJBGLcVnbH-aqLVu2.season_1955.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.html FIBA Europe Eurobasket 1955]
* [http://www.eurobasket.com/events/ec/ec55.asp Eurobasket.com 1955 EChampionship]


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