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Herbert Schilling

Full name: Herbert Schilling
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1930 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: October 24, 2004 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


German light-welterweight boxer Herbert Schilling from Frankfurt lost his first round bout at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He was one of the favorites, but lost a 3-0 points decision against South African [Alexander Webster]. The previous year Schilling was the first West German European Champion after World War II and the same year he won his first national title and defended it in 1952.

Schilling was a trained carpenter before he turned professional in 1957 and boxed until 1963 without winning anything of merit. After his retirement he coached young boxers for several years. He was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf by West German president Theodor Heuss in 1951.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Germany GER 17T

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #10 2 1952-07-28 Webster (RSA) , Schilling (GER) 0
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