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Harry Steel

Full name: Harry Dwight Steel
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1899 in Sparta, Ohio, United States
Died: October 8, 1971 in London, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ohio State’s Harry Steel was a big ol’ farm boy who had almost no coaching, but was strong as the proverbial ox. At the 1924 Olympics , he had no experience to speak of, his best finish against good competition having been third in the 1924 AAU tournament, but in Paris he came under the tutelage of America’s top wrestler, Robin Reed. Reed taught Steel some moves, notably a leg dive that he learned quickly and used throughout the competition. The new skills, combined with his natural strength, paid off, as he won the gold medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1924-07-14 Steel (USA) decision, Nilsson (SWE)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1924-07-13 Steel (USA) decision, Wernli (SUI)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-12 Steel (USA) fall, MacDonald (GBR)
1924 Summer 25 Paris Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #3 AC 1924-07-11 Steel (USA)
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