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Heino Veskila

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Heino Veskila
Personal information
Born (1918-12-14)14 December 1918
Tartu
Died 22 July 1941(1941-07-22) (aged 22)
Tartu
Nationality Estonian
Listed height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position Forward
Career history
1935–1938 Tartu NMKÜ
1938–1940 Tartu EASK
1940–1941 Tartu Dünamo

Heino Veskila (14 December 1918 – 22 July 1941) was an Estonian basketball player who played for Tartu Kalev, Tartu EASK and Tartu Dünamo. He also represented the Estonia men's national basketball team internationally.

Veskila competed for Estonia in the 1936 Summer Olympics both in basketball and as a high jumper, setting an Estonian record of 1.85 metres in the latter discipline. Another record he set was being the youngest participant among all basketball players, at the age of 17. Despite his very young age, he averaged 13 points per game, including 20 against the USA, out of Estonia's total of 28.

Veskila made the All-Tournament Team at the EuroBasket 1937 and was the leading scorer at the EuroBasket 1939, with 116 points in seven games.[1] He earned 17 caps in basketball for the Estonian national team.

Veskila died on 22 July 1941 as a prisoner-of-war.[2][3][4]

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 1939". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Heino Veskila". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "VESKILA, HEINO". ESBL. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018. 

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