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Uljana Semjonova

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Uļjana Larionovna Semjonova (Russian: Ульяна Ларионовна Семёнова, romanized: Ul'yana Larionovna Semyonova; born 9 March 1952) is a retired Latvian basketball player who competed for the Soviet Union.Standing at least 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Semjonova was the leading women's basketball player in the world in the 1970s and 1980s. Wearing a men's size 21 (US) / 58 (EU) shoe, she was known for having the largest feet ever in women's basketball. For almost all of her playing career, she played for TTT Riga, which was part of Daugava Voluntary Sports Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uljana Semjonova has received more than 135,034 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Uljana Semjonova is the 21st most popular basketball player (up from 26th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 49th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Lithuanian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Uljana Semjonova ranks 21 out of 1,268Before her are Julius Erving, Dražen Petrović, Radivoj Korać, Karl Malone, Krešimir Ćosić, and Arvydas Sabonis. After her are Bob Cousy, Dražen Dalipagić, Sergei Belov, Elgin Baylor, Hakeem Olajuwon, and John Stockton.

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Among people born in 1952, Uljana Semjonova ranks 113Before her are Chen Kaige, Haider al-Abadi, Liz Mitchell, Santillana, Jacques Audiard, and Sergei Stepashin. After her are Jean-Dominique Bauby, Alexander Ankvab, Mahamadou Issoufou, Michael Cunningham, László Tőkés, and Yuriko Koike.

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Among people born in Lithuania, Uljana Semjonova ranks 50 out of 287Before her are Aaron Klug (1926), Janusz Radziwiłł (1612), Jonas Mekas (1922), Moshe Arens (1925), Arvydas Sabonis (1964), and Bronius Kutavičius (1932). After her are Birutė (1317), Sophia of Lithuania (1371), Antanas Merkys (1887), Antoni Radziwiłł (1775), Hermann Sudermann (1857), and Jonas Basanavičius (1851).


Among basketball players born in Lithuania, Uljana Semjonova ranks 2Before her are Arvydas Sabonis (1964). After her are Šarūnas Jasikevičius (1976), Rimas Kurtinaitis (1960), Modestas Paulauskas (1945), Šarūnas Marčiulionis (1964), Jonas Kazlauskas (1954), Valdemaras Chomičius (1959), Stepas Butautas (1925), Sergejus Jovaiša (1954), Ramūnas Šiškauskas (1978), and Angelė Rupšienė (1952).