Moiseyev, Aleksandr : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Moiseyev, Aleksandr


Country Represented:
Soviet Union

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Medals Received:

Olympic Info:
Moiseyev was a starting guard for the Soviet Union's basketball team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, the first time the Soviet Union sent a delegation to the Olympic Games. In their preliminary games, the Soviets defeated Bulgaria (74-46), Finland (47-35), Mexico (71-62), Brazil (54-49), and Chile (78-60), but lost to the United States, 86-58 (Moiseyev scored six points against the U.S.). In the semifinals, the Soviets defeated Uruguay (61-57) to set up a rematch with the U.S. for the gold medal. In the final, the Soviets used a stall to try and frustrate the American team and although they had a 17-15 halftime lead, the U.S. shot well from the outside in the second half and defeated the Soviet Union, 36-25. Moiseyev scored four points in the game and the Soviets were awarded the silver medal.

Career Highlights:
A member of the Soviet Union's basketball team in the late 1940s and 1950s, Moiseyev helped lead the Soviets to the gold medal at the European Championships in 1947, 1951 and 1953; they also won the bronze in 1957.

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Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
New York Times, July 21-August 2, 1952