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Alzhan Musurbekovich Zharmukhamedov

basketball player

Alzhan Zharmukhamedov, USSR Athlete.

Background

Zharmukhamedov, Alzhan was born on October 2, 1944 in near Tashkent, Uzbek SSR.

Education

Graduated from the Uzbek Institute of Physical Culture, 1967.

Career

He played for CSKA Moscow (1969–1979). In 1971 he earned the title Master of Sports of the USSR, International Class and a year later he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. He currently lives in Moscow.

However, not being able to find any support, he finally decided to move to Moscow, where he was able to earn a world fame as a basketball player. He served as a captain of the combined basketball team of Soviet Union for a long period, and was able to be a playing trainer until he reached an age of 45.

Achievements

  • European nation Champion: 1967, 1971, 1979Olympic champion in 1972, Olympic bronze medalist in 19761970-71 European Champions Cup champion12x USSR League Champion (playing for CSKA Moscow).

Politics

While being young and driven with feelings of patriotism, he moved to Almaty (Alma-Ata at that time) in order to defend the titles of Kazakh SSR's national team.