Stanislovas Stonkus

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Stanislovas Stonkus
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BornDecember 29, 1931
Telšiai, Lithuania
DiedFebruary 19, 2012(2012-02-19) (aged 80)
Kaunas, Lithuania

Stanislovas "Stasys" Stonkus (29 December 1931 – 19 February 2012[1]) was a Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics. He was born in Telšiai. In 1954, he graduated from the Lithuanian National Physical Education Institute,[2] he trained at VSS Žalgiris in Kaunas.[3]

He was a member of the Soviet team, which won the silver medal,[4] he played one match. Four years later he won his second silver medal as part of the Soviet team, he defended his doctoral dissertation at Tartu University in 1974, and his Dr Habil. before the Joint Council in Moscow. After serving as rector of the Physical Education Institute (1978–1990), he was also vice-president of the Lithuanian Olympic Committee for four years (1992–1996). Stonkus has compiled a dictionary of sports terms in Lithuanian and has written several studies on sport.[2]


  1. ^ Butautas, Ingvaras (2012-03-19). "Užgęso krepšinio legenda" (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Unofficial gateway to Lithuania Archived 2010-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 307.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Stanislovas Stonkus Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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