Modestas-Iuozapas Paulauskas

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Paulauskas, Modestas-Iuozapas


Born Mar. 19, 1945, in Klaipėda (Memel). Soviet athlete; teacher. Honored Master of Sports (1967).

As a member of the USSR national basketball team, Paulaskas was European champion four times between 1965 and 1971 and world champion in 1967. He was captain of the Soviet team, whose members included S. A. Belov, G. G. Vol’nov, I. I. Edeshko, A. I. Polivoda, and Z. A. Sakandelidze, that won the Olympic basketball tournament in 1972. Paulauskas has been awarded two orders.

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