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Elena Levchenko wins Belarus' Basketball Player of the Year accolade

Artem Parakhovsky and Elena Levchenko became the best basketball players of Belarus in 2014. These are the results of the traditional poll of sports journalists and experts conducted by the influential Belarusian sports newspaper Pressball.

The winner of the men's voting, 27-year-old player of the national team of Belarus and the Russian club Nizhny Novgorod became player of the year in Belarus for the first time. 

Artem Parakhovsky. Photo:


Leader of the women's national team of Belarus Elena Levchenko received 77 votes and became the best female player beating opponents by a large margin. 

In past years, Elena Levchenko twice became the best basketball player of Belarus (2010, 2011). Anastasia Veremeyenko has the largest number of such titles, six (2006-2009, 2012, 2013). This season Anastasia has not played. She recently gave birth to a daughter.

31-year-old Levchenko proved her worth at the World Championship 2014 in Turkey, becoming the second most efficient player of the tournament.