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Edgar Basel

Full name: Waldemar Edgar Basel
Gender: Male
Born: November 1, 1930 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: September 7, 1977 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

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 1954–56, 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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Boxing Men's Flyweight Germany GER 2 Silver
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Boxing Men's Flyweight Germany GER 17T

Men's Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
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)
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