Mart Laga

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Mart Laga
Personal information
Born(1936-05-15)May 15, 1936
Tartu, Estonia
Died November 27, 1977(1977-11-27) (aged 41)
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1952–1962
Position Center
Career history
1952–1955 TRÜ
1955–1957 EPA
1957–1962 TRÜ
Mart Laga
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
EuroBasket
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg Bulgaria 1957 USSR
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg Hungary 1955 USSR

Mart Laga (May 15, 1936 November 27, 1977) was an Estonian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the EuroBasket 1955 and EuroBasket 1957 events. [1]

Estonians Finnic people inhabiting primarily the country of Estonia

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Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

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