Carlos Samuel Blixen Abella (27 December 1936 – 1 August 2022)[1] was an Uruguayan basketball player, who won the bronze medal with the men's national team at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Four years later he once again competed in the Olympics.

Carlos Blixen
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Samuel Blixen Abella
Born(1936-12-27)27 December 1936
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died1 August 2022(2022-08-01) (aged 85)
Medal record
Men's basketball
Representing  Uruguay
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Team competition

His nickname was "El Ingles" ("The Englishman")


  1. ^ "Murió el Inglés Blixen, un emblema de Trouville y medallista olímpico de 1956". (in Spanish). 1 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2022.