Adam Basil

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Adam Basil
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Men's athletics
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton 4x100 m relay

Adam Basil (born 14 April 1975) is a former Australian track and field athlete, specialising in 100m and 4x100 m relay.

Basil joined the Australian Institute of Sport in 2000.[1] He represented Australia at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain, 2003 World Championships in Paris, France and 1994 World Junior Championship in Lisbon, Portugal.

He was part of the 4x100m Australian team (Paul Di Bella, Steve Brimacombe & Matt Shirvington) that won a Bronze Medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada and the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane. In Edmonton the team originally placed fourth. The team was later awarded third place after the winning USA team was retrospectively disqualified due to illegal drug infringements.[1]

At the 2003 National 100 m titles Basil placed third behind Patrick Johnson and Matt Shirvington.[2]

He ran the 1st leg for Australia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the 4x100m relay with Paul Di Bella, Patrick Johnson and Joshua Ross. The team qualified for the final where they finished 6th with a time of 38.56.[3][4] This was the first time an Australian Men's 4x100m relay team had made an Olympic Final.[citation needed]

Adam was the strength and conditioning coach at the Melbourne Victory and part-time athletics coach at Melbourne Grammar School. In late 2013, he joined the St Kilda Football Club as High Performance coach.

Adam Basil completed his secondary education at Strathmore Secondary College and played junior amateur Australian Rules football at Strathmore Football Club where he won several premierships from under 10s until under 18s, typically dominant either as a central utility or potent forward. It was widely accepted that Adam would play professionally in what would become the Australian Football League but at 18yrs, Adam decided to pursue his dream of representing his country in track athletics.

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  1. ^ a b "Adam Basil: Athlete Biography". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Gift-rapt: a path to glory". The Age. The Age Company. 17 April 2003. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  3. ^ "British stun US in sprint relay". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ McAsey, Jenny (27 June 2008). "No sprinters in the team for Beijing". The Australian. Archived from the original on 27 June 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2009.