Semjonova, Uljana (1952–)

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Semjonova, Uljana (1952–)

Latvian basketball player. Name variations: Iuliana Semenova. Born Mar 9, 1952, in Daugavpils, Latvia; height 7 feet.

Representing the Soviet Union, won a gold medal at Montreal Olympics (1976) and a gold medal at Moscow Olympics (1980), both in team competition; won team World championships (1971, 1975, 1983); in 18 seasons of international competition, never lost a game (1968–86); scored more than 15,000 points in career; named the most popular athlete in Latvia (1970–85); was the 1st international female player enshrined in Basketball Hall of Fame.