Heino Kruus

Heino Kruus (30 September 1926 in Tallinn – 24 June 2012) was an Estonian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1] He trained at VSS Kalev in Tallinn[2]

Olympic medal record
Representing  Soviet Union
Men's basketball
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki Team competition
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1951 France USSR
Gold medal – first place 1953 USSR USSR

He was a member of the Soviet team, which won the silver medal. He played in all eight matches.[3]


  1. ^ "Suri olümpiahõbe Heino Kruus - Sport, Korvpall - Postimees.ee" (in Estonian). Sport.postimees.ee. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 306.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Heino Kruus Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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