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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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