Gladyr A Record Setter

02 August 2008

If you found yourself in the Arena Riga for the opening game of the competition between Ukraine and Lithuania on Friday, you witnessed no less than history.

Sergey Gladyr of Ukraine collected 38 points by hitting 11 three-pointers out of 17 attempts.

While the first and last digits are nothing more than impressive, the 11 three-balls hit is a modern youth events record.

Since the statistics have been kept electronically, starting in 1993, no player, in any age category of FIBA-Europe, has hit as many three-pointers in a single game as Gladyr.

His last three-pointer that set the record, was scored with 1:22 to play in the game, narrowing the gap to 91-89.

The previous record was just a single hit less set by two players, while the record for most three-pointers in a senior game still stands on 14.

Kristjan Sigurdsson, a member of the U18 national team of Iceland back in the days, hit ten arrows out of 18 shots on August 10th 2003 in a game against Holland, reaching a total of 36 when his team won 89-80.

Italy's Daniele Davi was on fire in the afternoon of April 16th 1999 when his U16 team trashed England 96-53 and he scored ten times from long range as well, but out of only 16 attempts only.

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