Full name: Waldemar Edgar Basel
Born: November 1, 1930 in Mannheim, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Died: September 7, 1977 in Mannheim, Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, Germany
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Flyweight boxer Edgar Basel from Mannheim was a surprise silver medalist at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. He outpointed the favored [Anatoly Bulakov] in the semi-finals, but lost the final to American [Nate Brooks]. Four years later in Melbourne, Basel was beaten on points in his first bout by the Soviet [Vladimir Stolnikov]. Basel was the German amateur champion four times in 1951-52 and 1954â56, and was the European Champion in 1955.
In 1952 Basel was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. In 1957 he turned professional, but had only limited success, and retired four years later. By profession, he was a commercial clerk.
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Men's Flyweight||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1956 Summer||26||Melbourne||Boxing||Men's Flyweight||Germany||GER||17T|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1952-08-02||Brooks (USA) , Basel (GER)||0|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1952-08-01||Basel (GER) , Bulakov (URS)||2||decision|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Germany||GER||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||1||1952-07-31||Basel (GER) , Clausen (NOR)||referee stops contest||3|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #13||1||Basel (GER) , Kukier (POL)||3||decision|
|1952 Summer||21||Helsinki||Boxing||Germany||GER||Round Two (Redraw)||Match #1||1||1952-07-31||Basel (GER)||bye|
|1956 Summer||26||Melbourne||Boxing||Germany||GER||Round One||Match #14||2||1956-11-23||Stolnikov (URS) , Basel (GER)|