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Žana Lelas

Žana Lelas (28 May 1970 – 15 September 2021) was a Croatian professional basketball player. She represented Yugoslavia and Croatia in basketball and is regarded as one of few players to have represented two nations at international level. She was married to Vjekoslav Lokica, a renowned football coach.

Žana Lelas
Personal information
Born(1970-05-28)28 May 1970
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Died15 September 2021(2021-09-15) (aged 51)
Split, Croatia
NationalityCroatian citizenship
Listed height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight70 kg (154 lb)
PositionCenter
Career history
0000Šibenik

Zana Lelas was the winner of the bronze medal with the Yugoslavia U16 team at the 1987 FIBA European Championship. She was also the top scorer of the 1987 FIBA U-16 European Championship averaging 26.6 points per game.

Lelas was part of the Yugoslavian side that clinched the silver medal in the women's basketball competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. She was a key member of the Yugoslavia U19 side which emerged as runners-up to the Soviet Union at the 1989 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Lelas also secured a silver medal with the Yugoslavia side at the EuroBasket Women 1991 which was Yugoslavia's fourth loss in a EuroBasket final.

Lelas played most of her matches representing Yugoslavia, but later in her career she represented Croatia at the EuroBasket Women 1995 where Croatia eventually made its EuroBasket tournament debut. She was the top scorer for ŽKK Croatia 2006 Zagreb in the 1995 Ronchetti Cup, averaging 20.9 points per game.

After her retirement, she began coaching basketball at Žana Lelas Basketball Academy, which she founded in July 2016.

Žana Lelas died on 15 September 2021 at the age of 51.

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Žana Lelas
Zana Lelas Language Watch Edit Zana Lelas 28 May 1970 15 September 2021 was a Croatian professional basketball player She represented Yugoslavia and Croatia in basketball and is regarded as one of few players to have represented two nations at international level She was married to Vjekoslav Lokica a renowned football coach 1 2 Zana LelasPersonal informationBorn 1970 05 28 28 May 1970 Split SR Croatia SFR Yugoslavia now Croatia Died15 September 2021 2021 09 15 aged 51 Split CroatiaNationalityCroatian citizenshipListed height1 88 m 6 ft 2 in Listed weight70 kg 154 lb PositionCenterCareer history0 0 0 0SibenikMedals Women s basketballRepresenting YugoslaviaOlympic Games1988 Seoul TeamEuroBasket Women1991 Tel Aviv TeamCareer EditZana Lelas was the winner of the bronze medal with the Yugoslavia U16 team at the 1987 FIBA European Championship She was also the top scorer of the 1987 FIBA U 16 European Championship averaging 26 6 points per game Lelas was part of the Yugoslavian side that clinched the silver medal in the women s basketball competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics 3 4 She was a key member of the Yugoslavia U19 side which emerged as runners up to the Soviet Union at the 1989 FIBA Under 19 World Championship 5 Lelas also secured a silver medal with the Yugoslavia side at the EuroBasket Women 1991 which was Yugoslavia s fourth loss in a EuroBasket final 6 Lelas played most of her matches representing Yugoslavia but later in her career she represented Croatia at the EuroBasket Women 1995 where Croatia eventually made its EuroBasket tournament debut She was the top scorer for ZKK Croatia 2006 Zagreb in the 1995 Ronchetti Cup averaging 20 9 points per game 7 After her retirement she began coaching basketball at Zana Lelas Basketball Academy which she founded in July 2016 8 Zana Lelas died on 15 September 2021 at the age of 51 9 References Edit Tuga u Splitu Proslavljena hrvatska kosarkasica Zana Lelas tragicno preminula www vecernji hr in Croatian Retrieved 15 September 2021 STRASNA TRAGEDIJA POTRESLA SPLIT Zana Lelas Lokica vise nije među nama Dalmatinski portal Retrieved 15 September 2021 Basketball at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games Women s Basketball Olympics at Sports Reference com web archive org 6 December 2016 Retrieved 15 September 2021 1988 Olympic Games Tournament for Women FIBA Retrieved 15 September 2021 Event Standings European Championship for Women 1991 FIBA Europe web archive org 11 November 2013 Retrieved 15 September 2021 Home European Cup Liliana Ronchetti 1995 FIBA Europe www fibaeurope com Retrieved 15 September 2021 Tuzna vijest iz Splita tragicno je preminula Zana Lelas jedna od najuspjesnjih hrvatskih kosarkasica u povijesti tportal hr Retrieved 15 September 2021 Iz Splita stize tuzna vijest Preminula Zana Lelas jedna od najboljih hrvatskih kosarkasica u povijesti Gol hr in Croatian 15 September 2021 Retrieved 15 September 2021 External links EditZana Lelas at Olympics at Sports Reference com archived Zana Lelas at the International Olympic Committee Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zana Lelas amp oldid 1047672046, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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