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Ivan Ivanovich Edeshko

basketball player

Ivan Ivanovich Edeshko is a retired Belarusian professional basketball player who won gold with the Soviet national team in the 1972 Olympics, in which his all court inbound pass led to Alexander Belov's game-winning basket with no time left in the gold medal game against the American national team, setting the final score to 51-50.


Edeshko, Ivan was born on March 25, 1945 in the village of Stetski near Grodno, Belorussian SSR.


Graduated from the Belorussian Institute of Physical Culture, 1970.


Honorary Master of Sports (basketball), 1972. With the Moscow armed forces team. USSR champion, 1971-1979.

European champion, 1971 and 1979. Olympic champion, 1972. Bronze medal, 1976.