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Harry Mitchell

Full name: Harold James "Harry" Mitchell
Gender: Male
Born: January 5, 1898 in Tiverton, Devon, Great Britain
Died: February 8, 1983 in Twickenham, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Boxing Club, Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Harry Mitchell of the Polytechnic BC, winner of the ABA light-heavyweight championship for four successive years (1922-5), experienced little difficulty in his quest for the 1924 Olympic light-heavyweight title until he came up against [Carlo Saraudi] of Italy in the semi-finals. Saraudi was an awkward fighter and a persistent clincher and it was not until the closing stages of the final round that Mitchell got the better of him. In the final, Mitchell faced [Thyge Petersen] of Denmark who, like Saraudi, tried to keep the fight at close quarters. The result was a disappointment fight but with Mitchell as the clear winner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1924-07-20 Mitchell (GBR) , Petersen (DEN) decision
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-19 Mitchell (GBR) , Saraudi (ITA) decision
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-18 Mitchell (GBR) , Rossignon (FRA) knock-out 1
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #1 1 1924-07-17 Mitchell (GBR) , Foquet (FRA) decision
1924 Summer 26 Paris Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1924-07-16 Mitchell (GBR) , Miljon (NED) disqualified 3
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