Carlos Blixen

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August 13, 2022

Carlos Samuel Blixen Abella (born December 27, 1936 in Montevideo, died August 1, 2022) - Uruguayan basketball player, two-time participant of the Summer Olympics, Olympic bronze medalist from Melbourne and also a two-time participant in the world championships. Blixen took part in the 1956 and 1960 editions of the Olympic Games. At the Olympics in Melbourne, he won a bronze medal. In five games, he scored 44 points (the third best-scoring player of the Uruguayan team) and recorded 16 fouls, but at the Olympics in Rome, his team only came eighth; at these games he represented his country in eight matches, in which he scored 106 points (noting 25 fouls); he was the best scoring player from Uruguay. Blixen has participated in the world championships twice. In 1959, he scored 39 points in five games (22 fouls), and at the 1963 championship, he scored 72 points in eight games (35 fouls). In both cases, Uruguay was placed second (ninth and tenth respectively).

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Player profile on the Sports-Reference website [December 12, 2012]