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Harry Siljander

Full name: Harry Valfrid Siljander
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 75-84 kg
Born: December 10, 1922 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: May 5, 2010 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Marika Eklund-Lindholm.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As a youth, Harry Siljander was a promising speed skater and swimmer and took up boxing in 1940, while serving in the Finnish Army. In 1943, Siljander won the Finnish Army Championships as a middleweight and in 1946 he won his first medal, a silver in middleweight, at the Finnish Championships. In 1947, Siljander switched to light-heavyweight and won five Finnish titles in that category from 1947-50 and 1952. Siljander was also selected to the Finnish 1952 Olympic team and won a bronze medal, losing his semi-final match to the eventual gold medal winner, American Norvel Lee. After the Olympics, Siljander retired from boxing and later worked as a butcher in the Hietalahti market in Helsinki until his retirement in 1986. Siljander was selected to the Finnish Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Finland FIN 5T
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Finland FIN 3T Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF
1948 Summer 25 London Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1948-08-11 Hunter (RSA) , Siljander (FIN)
1948 Summer 25 London Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #6 1 1948-08-10 Siljander (FIN) , L'Hoste (BEL) decision
1948 Summer 25 London Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #12 1 1948-08-09 Siljander (FIN) , Michtits (AUT) decision
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1952-08-01 Lee (USA) , Siljander (FIN) 0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1952-07-31 Siljander (FIN) , Kistner (GER) decision 2
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Round Two Match #7 1 Siljander (FIN) , Ciobotaru (ROU) decision 2
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Boxing Finland FIN Round One Match #13 1 1952-07-29 Siljander (FIN) bye
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