Tadeusz Walasek

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Tadeusz Walasek
Valeri Popenchenko, Tadeusz Walasek, Franco Valle 1964.jpg
Tadeusz Walasek (center) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Tadeusz Walasek
Nationality  Poland
Born (1936-07-15)15 July 1936
Elżbiecin, Łomża County, Podlaskie
Died 4 November 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 75)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Sport Boxing
Rated at Middleweight
Club Nysa Kłodzko
Gwardia Warszawa

Tadeusz Walasek (15 July 1936 – 4 November 2011) was a Polish boxer.[1][2][3] He competed at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1960 and a bronze in 1964, both in the middleweight division. In 1960 he lost the final bout to Eddie Crook by a narrow margin (2:3).[1][4]

Walasek competed three times at the European Amateur Boxing Championships and won two silver medals, in 1957 in the light middleweight division[5] and in 1959 in the middleweight category,[6] and a gold medal in 1961 in the middleweight.[7]

He was the winner of the Aleksander Reksza Boxing Award 1996.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ZMARŁ TADEUSZ WALASEK" (in Polish). Polski Związek Bokserski (Polish Boxing Association). November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Polish Press Agency (6 November 2011). "Zmarł wicemistrz olimpijski w boksie Tadeusz Walasek" (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Tadeusz Walasek. Boxrec.com (7 October 2008). Retrieved on 2015-06-16.
  4. ^ Tadeusz Walasek. sports-reference. Retrieved on 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ 12th European Championships. Amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved on 16 June 2015.
  6. ^ 13th European Championships. Amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved on 16 June 2015.
  7. ^ 14th European Championships. Amateur-boxing.strefa.pl. Retrieved on 16 June 2015.
  8. ^ Aleksander Reksza Boxing Award. Bokser.org (13 November 2009). Retrieved on 2015-06-16.