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 Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko

Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko

Birth
Ukraine
Death 5 Jan 2012 (aged 52)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Omsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia
Memorial ID 83708201 · View Source
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Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko-He was a Soviet basketball player. Sizonenko was born in the village of Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR. Possibly the tallest person to have ever played professional basketball, he was measured by Guinness World Records at 2.39 m (7 ft 10 in) and named the world's tallest man in 1991. Sizonenko was said to have grown since this measurement was taken, although age reduced his standing height considerably. Because of his enormous growth, his mobility was increasingly impaired. Sizonenko played professionally for Spartak Leningrad (1976–1978) and for Stroitel Kuybyshev (1979–1986). Sizonenko was also a member of the Soviet national team and appeared on its behalf for 12 games. He lived in Saint Petersburg, was divorced and had a son Alexander born in 1994. In 2011 he was moved to a hospital in St. Petersburg, where he died on 5 January 2012. He was 52.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 19 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83708201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko (27 Jul 1959–5 Jan 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83708201, citing Staro-Severnoye Cemetery, Omsk, Omsk Oblast, Russia ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .